Toxic Childhood: How The Modern World Is Damaging Our Children And What We Can Do About It by Sue Palmer

Toxic Childhood: How The Modern World Is Damaging Our Children And What We Can Do About It

Written by Sue Palmer

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This is the parenting book that sparked incredible debate on the subject of today’s children. Both important and ground-breaking it provides help and advice on bringing up your child in a world that delivers an often toxic cocktail of factors affecting the lives of children today.


Toxic Childhood: How The Modern World Is Damaging Our Children And What We Can Do About It by Sue Palmer

Children throughout the developed world are suffering: instances of obesity, dyslexia, ADHD, bad behaviour and so on are all on the rise. And it's not simply that our willingness to diagnose has increased; there are very real and growing problems. Sue Palmer, a former head teacher and literacy expert, has researched a whole range of problem areas, from poor diet, lack of exercise and sleep deprivation to a range of modern difficulties that are having a major effect: television, computer games, mobile phones. This combination of factors, added to the increasingly busy and stressed life of parents, means that we are developing a toxic new generation. TOXIC CHILDHOOD illustrates the latest research from around the world and provides answers for worried parents as to how they can protect their families from the problems of the modern world and help ensure that their children emerge as healthy, intelligent and pleasant adults.


'Horribly convincing' - The Independent

'The title has become shorthand for everything that's wrong with children's lives from excessive testing at school to violent computer games, sex, drugs and alcohol.' - The Evening Standard

About the Author

Sue Palmer
Sue Palmer is a writer, broadcaster and consultant on the education of young children. A former head teacher, she lectures widely around the world, and is an independent adviser to many organisations, including the BBC and the DfES.

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15th February 2007




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