|Title:||Millennial Child : Transforming Education in the Twenty-First Century|
|Number of pages:||309|
In assuming that children can assimilate a conceptual framework that was once considered fit only for adults, we have indeed turned children into “little adults” who (it would appear) can think logically, make decisions for themselves, and express precocious sexual desires. Deprived of the boundaries that once separated the “world of childhood” from the world of adulthood, these children of the 90s are also capable of promiscuous sexual behavior and violence toward themselves and others on a scale never seen before. Is there any way for childhood to be regained? How may the Millennial Child have a childhood? –Eugene Schwartz
Eugene Schwartz presents an incisive analysis of how errors during the first third of the twentieth century have now returned to haunt us at the beginning of the new century. After carefully examining Sigmund Freud's tragic misunderstanding of childhood and tracing its consequences for today's parents and educators, the author points us toward the radically new paradigm of childhood development offered by Rudolf Steiner and embodied in Waldorf education.
Parents, teachers, and child psychologists will find a wealth of insight concerning such diverse subjects as the nature of play, the causes of ADHD, computers as teachers, and the power that love and imagination will have in educating the Millennial Child.
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