Book Reviews

The Coddling of the American Mind – Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt – 2018

How good intentions and bad ideas are setting up a generation for failure

Students today grow up in such a sheltered world that they often demand to be protected from confrontation.  The authors document recent rapid and disturbing trends on American college campuses. In many institutions the faculty are accommodating student demands not to be offended. “Safetyism” (the author’s term) seems to be taking our young folks into a near dream world devoid of the realities of life. So, we have students being educated in a protective cocoon not being prepared for the bloody noses they will actually get once in the real world.

Learn also how helicopter parenting contributes to this new generation of coddled young people. See how near addiction to our electronic devices impacts the problem. Learn how parental overreaction actually caused the peanut allergy panic. Get some real solid lessons on raising young folks to have strong character.

If you are raising children and/or involved in education this is must read.

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