Audio Books by Madeline Levine

Madeline Levine is the author of Ready or Not (2021), Teach Your Children Well (2013), Teach Your Children Well (Enhanced Edition) (2012), The Price of Privilege (2009) and other 2 books.

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Ready or Not

release date: Aug 24, 2021
Ready or Not
REVISED WITH NEW MATERIAL TO HELP PARENTS THROUGH THE PANDEMIC ERA The New York Times bestselling author of The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well explores how today’s parenting techniques and our myopic educational system are failing to prepare children for their certain-to-be-uncertain future—and how we can reverse course to ensure their lasting adaptability, resilience, health and happiness. In The Price of Privilege, respected clinician, Madeline Levine was the first to correctly identify the deficits created by parents giving kids of privilege too much of the wrong things and not enough of the right things. Continuing to address the mistaken notions about what children need to thrive in Teach Your Children Well, Levine tore down the myth that good grades, high test scores, and college acceptances should define the parenting endgame. In Ready or Not, she continues the discussion, showing how these same parenting practices, combined with a desperate need to shelter children from discomfort and anxiety, are setting future generations up to fail spectacularly. Increasingly, the world we know has become disturbing, unfamiliar, and even threatening. In the wake of uncertainty and rapid change, adults are doubling-down on the pressure-filled parenting style that pushes children to excel. Yet these daunting expectations, combined with the stress parents feel and unwittingly project onto their children, are leading to a generation of young people who are overwhelmed, exhausted, distressed—and unprepared for the future that awaits them. While these damaging effects are known, the world into which these children are coming of age is not. And continuing to focus primarily on grades and performance are leaving kids more ill-prepared than ever to navigate the challenges to come. But there is hope. Using the latest developments in neuroscience and epigenetics (the intersection of genetics and environment), as well as extensive research gleaned from captains of industry, entrepreneurs, military leaders, scientists, academics, and futurists, Levine identifies the skills that children need to succeed in a tumultuous future: adaptability, mental agility, curiosity, collaboration, tolerance for failure, resilience, and optimism. Most important, Levine offers day-to-day solutions parents can use to raise kids who are prepared, enthusiastic, and ready to face an unknown future with confidence and optimism.

Teach Your Children Well

release date: Aug 06, 2013
Teach Your Children Well
Psychologist Madeline Levine brings together cutting-edge research and thirty years of clinical experience to explode once and for all the myth that good grades, high test scores, and college acceptances should define the parenting endgame. Parents, educators, and the media wring their hands about the escalating rates of emotional problems and lack of real engagement with learning found so frequently among America''s children and teens. Yet there are ways to reverse these disheartening trends. Until we are clearer about our core values and the parenting choices that are most likely to lead to authentic, and not superficial, success, we will continue to raise exhausted, externally driven, and emotionally impaired children who believe they are only as good as their last performance. Confronting the real issues behind why we push some of our kids to the breaking point while dismissing the talents and interests of many others, Levine shows us how to shift our focus from the excesses of hyperparenting and the unhealthy reliance on our children for status and meaning to a parenting style that concentrates on both enabling academic success and developing a sense of purpose, well-being, and connection in our children''s lives.

Teach Your Children Well (Enhanced Edition)

release date: Jul 31, 2012
Teach Your Children Well (Enhanced Edition)
Psychologist Madeline Levine, author of the New York Times bestseller The Price of Privilege, brings together cutting-edge research and thirty years of clinical experience to explode once and for all the myth that good grades, high test scores, and college acceptances should define the parenting endgame. Teach Your Children Well is a toolbox for parents, providing information, relevant research and a series of exercises to help parents clarify a definition of success that is in line with their own values as well as their children’s interests and abilities. Teach Your Children Well is a must-read for parents, educators, and therapists looking for tangible tools to help kids thrive in today’s high-stakes, competitive culture.

The Price of Privilege

release date: Oct 13, 2009
The Price of Privilege
In this ground-breaking book on the children of affluence, a well-known clinical psychologist exposes the epidemic of emotional problems that are disabling America’s privileged youth, thanks, in large part, to normalized, intrusive parenting that stunts the crucial development of the self. In recent years, numerous studies have shown that bright, charming, seemingly confident and socially skilled teenagers from affluent, loving families are experiencing epidemic rates of depression, substance abuse, and anxiety disorders&—rates higher than in any other socioeconomic group of American adolescents. Materialism, pressure to achieve, perfectionism, and disconnection are combining to create a perfect storm that is devastating children of privilege and their parents alike. In this eye-opening, provocative, and essential book, clinical psychologist Madeline Levine explodes one child-rearing myth after another. With empathy and candor, she identifies toxic cultural influences and well-intentioned, but misguided, parenting practices that are detrimental to a child''s healthy self-development. Her thoughtful, practical advice provides solutions that will enable parents to help their emotionally troubled "star" child cultivate an authentic sense of self.

See No Evil

release date: Sep 11, 1998
See No Evil
Select the Right Movies and TV Shows for Your Kids "An intelligent guide for parents in their ever greater concern for children viewing violence."?Richard D. Heffner, producer/moderator The Open Mind and professor of communications and public policy, Rutgers University "Addresses questions every parent asks (or should ask) about media violence, and leads simply and clearly to conclusions that every parent can use to cope with one of the great cultural hazards of our time."?George Gerbner, dean emeritus, the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania See No Evil is a completely revised and updated version of Madeline Levine?s classic book Viewing Violence. Untangling the thicket of research on media?s effect on this country?s children, Levine contends that most research data have either been misrepresented or withheld from the public. Levine presents compelling evidence that media violence encourages aggression, desensitization, and pessimism in children. Step by step Levine shows how media violence affects each stage of a child?s development and helps parents in their search for healthy and age-appropriate television programs and movies. Written in a clear and parent-friendly manner, this hands-on guide is filled with useful checklists that can help parents make informed decisions about media viewing and what?s best for their kids. See No Evil is an important contribution for all those concerned with the welfare of children and creating a healthy cultural environment for this country?s youth.

Viewing Violence

release date: Jan 01, 1996
Viewing Violence
Presents all the existing data about the detrimental effects of media violence on children in an accessible way and analyzes how parents, government, schools, and the media themselves can best react to the problem. Tour.
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