Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your ChildIntercollegiate Studies Institute #ad - S. With charming stories from his own boyhood and an assist from the master authors and thinkers of the Western tradition, Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child is a welcome respite from the overwhelming banality of contemporary culture. This practical, insightful book is essential reading for any parent who cares about the paltry thing that childhood has become, and who wants to give a child something beyond the dull drone of today’s culture.
Lewis, while offering parents—and children—hopeful alternatives. Interwoven throughout this indispensable guide to child rearing is a rich tapestry of the literature, music, art, and thought that once enriched the lives of American children. Ten ways to destroy the imagination of Your Child confronts contemporary trends in parenting and schooling by reclaiming lost traditions.
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Esolen signals with this book his presence in the top rank of authors of cultural criticism. American spectatorplay dates, political correctness, day care, television, video games, soccer practice, drudgery without facts, constant supervision, endless distractions: these and other insidious trends in child rearing and education are now the hallmarks of childhood.
Esolen shows how imagination is snuffed out at practically every turn: in the rearing of children almost exclusively indoors; in the flattening of love to sex education, and sex education to prurience and hygiene; in the loss of traditional childhood games; in the refusal to allow children to organize themselves into teams; in the effacing of the glorious differences between the sexes; in the dismissal of the power of memory, which creates the worst of all possible worlds in school—drudgery without even the merit of imparting facts; in the strict separation of the child’s world from the adult’s; and in the denial of the transcendent, which places a low ceiling on the child’s developing spirit and mind.
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She believes that there are core areas of knowledge that are essential to master. Leigh bortins, a leading figure in the homeschooling community, is having none of it.