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

bySue Palmer

Paperback | February 16, 2016

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One in six children in the developed world is diagnosed as having 'developmental or behavioural problems' - this book explains why and shows what can be done about it.

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.

Sue Palmer is a writer, broadcaster and consultant on the education of young children. She is well-known to UK teachers as a specialist in literacy, especially the teaching of writing, but concern about children's lifestyles led her to research and publish the bestselling book TOXIC CHILDHOOD: How the Modern World Is Damaging Our Child...
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Title:Toxic Childhood: How The Modern World Is Damaging Our Children And What We Can Do About ItFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:7.75 × 5.12 × 1.25 inShipping dimensions:7.75 × 5.12 × 1.25 inPublished:February 16, 2016Publisher:ORION PUBLISHING GROUPLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:140913752X

ISBN - 13:9781409137528

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A must read! Really sobering, brings topics and messages to the reader that other may not have been aware of. Learn how MSGS, food colouring, additives and Cola can be culprits to ADD, ADHD, other learning disabilities on top of obesity. Educate your self on how to smartly show your love for your children without the sweets, video games and tv.
Date published: 2008-01-04

Editorial Reviews

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.-EVENING STANDARD