Childhood Lost: How American Culture Is Failing Our Kids

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Index
Academic achievement, 19–20, 76, 79–80; impact of screens on, 101, 185; parental involvement, 79–80; role of play, 205–208, 209–212; socioeconomic factors, 193–195. See also Education
Accountability. See Standardized testing
ACT, 198
Addams, J., 66–68
Advergaming, 126
Advertainment, 126
Advertising: deregulation of, 108–109, 129–130, 143; direct marketing to children, 110–111, 143; role in obesity, 125–129; role of psychologists, 111–116; in schools, 110–111, 117–118, 127–129, 131
Alliance for Childhood, 150
American Academy of Pediatrics, 94, 102–103, 130
American Association of School Administrators, 192
American Association of State Legislatures, 192
American Dental Association, 169
American Medical Association, 94, 103
American Psychological Association, 94, 103, 117, 130, 150
Anderson, C, 94, 100, 102
Anti-androgens. See Persistent organic pollutants
Antibiotic resistant bacteria, 165–166
Antibiotics in the food chain, 164–167; role of pharmaceuticals and agribusiness, 166
Arsenic, impact on children's health, 172
Anxiety, increase in children, 23–24
Attachment, 6–9, 70–71; evolutionary origins, 4–8
Autism, role of mercury, 169–170

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction xi
  • Part I - Children's Irreducible Needs 1
  • 1: The Natural History of Children 3
  • 2: Why Parenting Matters 19
  • Part II - How American Culture is Failing Our Kids 55
  • 3: The War Against Parents 57
  • 4: The Impact of Media Violence on Developing Minds and Hearts 89
  • 5: The Commercialization of Childhood 107
  • 6: Big Food, Big Money, Big Children 123
  • 7: So Sexy, So Soon 137
  • 8: Techno-Environmental Assaults on Childhood in America 155
  • 9: [No Child Left] 185
  • 10: Where Do the Children Play? 203
  • Index 217
  • About the Editor and the Contributors 223
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