Hunt, gather, parent : what ancient cultures can teach us about the lost art of raising happy, helpful little humans / Michaeleen Doucleff, PhD ; illustrations by Ella Trujillo
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First Avid Reader Press hardcover edition.
viii, 341 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
An NPR Science Desk correspondent challenges the misleading child-rearing practices commonly recommended to parents, outlining alternatives grounded in international ancestral traditions that are being used effectively throughout the modern world.
Includes bibliographical references (pages [313]-328) and index.
WEIRD, WILD WEST: The WEIRDest parents in the world -- Why do we parent the way we do? -- MAYA METHOD: The most helpful kids in the world -- How to teach kids to do chores, voluntarily -- How to raise flexible, cooperative kids -- TEAM 1: Introduction to TEAM parenting: a better way to be together -- Master motivators: what's better than praise? -- INUIT EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: Never in anger -- How to teach children to control their anger -- How to stop being angry at your child -- TEAM 2: Encourage, never force -- Introduction to parenting tools: Tools for tantrums; Tools for everyday misbehavior; Tools for sculpting behavior: stories, drama -- HADZABE HEALTH: How did our ancient ancestors parent? -- The most confident kids in the world -- TEAM 3: Ancient antidote for anxiety and stress -- Ancient antidote for depression -- WESTERN PARENTING 2.0: TEAM 4: A new paradigm for Western parents -- Sleep -- Epilogue: Practical sections: Train helpfulness; Train cooperation; Learn to motivate children; Learn to have less anger toward children; Discipline without words; Discipline with stories; Discipline through dramas; Boost confidence and self-reliance; Build emotional support for the family (and give yourself a break).
When Doucleff became a mother, she found the evidence behind modern parenting guidance frustratingly limited, and the conclusions often ineffective. She turned to parenting strategies from families in three of the world's most venerable communities: Maya families in Mexico, Inuit families above the Arctic Circle, and Hadzabe families in Tanzania. Here she shares the strategies she observed firsthand-- and reveals a universal parenting paradigm adapted for American families -- adapted from jacket.
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