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A Good Childhood: Searching for Values in a Competitive Age by Judy Dunn, Richard Layard

By Judy Dunn, Richard Layard

Each day the newspapers lament the issues dealing with our youngsters - damaged houses, pressures to consume and drink, the tension of assessments. an identical matters are mentioned in each pub and at each ceremonial dinner. yet is existence rather more challenging for kids than it was once, and if that is so why? and the way do we make it better?

This booklet, that's because of the a yr research by way of the Children's Society and attracts upon the paintings of the UK's best specialists in lots of fields, explores the most stresses and affects to which each baby is uncovered - family members, neighbors, formative years tradition, values, and education, and may make ideas as to how we will increase the upbringing of our kids. It tackles concerns which impact each baby, no matter what their historical past, and questions and offers strategies to the assumption that existence has develop into so terribly tough for kids in general.

The specialists make 30 particular techniques, written no longer from the perspective of lecturers, yet for the final reader - specifically for fogeys and academics. we think booklet to be a big occasion and the centre of common media attention.

About the Author
Richard Layard is an economist who believes that the happiness of society doesn't unavoidably equate to its wealth. He based the Centre for monetary functionality on the London tuition of Economics, Europe's top monetary learn centre. His examine into the topic of happiness brings jointly findings from such varied components as psychology, philosophy, neuroscience and sociology. when you consider that 2000 he has been a member of the home of Lords. he's the writer of Happiness: classes from a brand new technological know-how.

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