Teach Your Children Well: Parenting for Authentic Success (Hardcover)

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Psychologist Levine, author of the "New York Times" bestseller, "The Price of Privilege," brings together cutting-edge research and 30 years of clinical experience to explode the myth that good grades, high test scores, and college acceptances define parenting.

About the Author


Madeline Levine, PhD, is a clinician, consultant, and educator; the author of The Price of Privilege; and a co-founder of Challenge Success, a project birthed at the Stanford School of Education that addresses education reform, student well-being, and parent education. She lives outside San Francisco with her husband and is the proud mother of three newly minted adult sons.

Praise for Teach Your Children Well: Parenting for Authentic Success…


“Levine really comes into her own . . . when she moves beyond child development to concentrate instead on parent development, exploring why we do the misguided things we do, and asking how we must (as we must) change ourselves and behave differently.”
-Judith Warner, New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice)

“Here’s one potentially bright and shiny opportunity for optimism (at least if you take her advice) thanks to one busy and one hope’s wise clinical psychologist. . . . Her insights are fresh . . . look no further for your Beach Book, here it is!”
-Psychology Today

“Powerful text. . . . Parents who want their kids to succeed without compromising their health or losing the joy of learning will be buoyed by Levine’s support, encouragement, and guidance.”
-Publishers Weekly

“An excellent new book.”
-Forbes

“Levine, author of The Price of Privilege, offers practical tips for helping kids relax, cope with the very real demands of adolescence and mature into healthy adults.”
-San Jose Mercury News

“Practical advice for raising well-rounded and successful children. . . . A rethinking of the term ‘success’ provides new insight on how to raise today’s youth.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“A modern guide for the perplexed! First Levine captures a culture which puts competition and social status ahead of character. Then, with a gentle, firm remarkably clear head, she tells parents precisely what to do to bring good sense and respect for children back to parenting.”
-Wendy Mogel, PhD, author of The Blessing of a B Minus and The Blessing of a Skinned Knee

“A fantastic, on-point, desperately needed book! If you have children or care about children or care about the future of this country and the world, read this book.”
-Dr. Ned Hallowell, author of The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness

“Madeline Levine’s voice is a welcome antidote to the Tiger-Momming of America. [Teach Your Children Well] is packed with smart and savvy advice for raising independent, productive, and well-adjusted young people. Read this book—your kids will thank you.”
-Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind

“With keen insight and telling examples, Levine offers suggestions for adopting a more balanced idea of success that requires changing deeply ingrained habits but is well worth the effort.”
-David Elkind, PhD, author of The Hurried Child

“For the sake of the adults of tomorrow, I hope that Teach Your Children Well becomes a must-read and must-discuss book for parents today.”
-Kenneth R. Ginsburg MD, MS Ed, author of Letting Go with Love and Confidence and Building Resilience in Children and Teens

Product Details ISBN-10: 0061824747
ISBN-13: 9780061824746
Published: Harper, 07/01/2012
Pages: 352
Language: English