CHRISTIAN BOOK STORE
QUICK MENU

Home
  • All Products


 » Audio Books
 » Bibles
 » Books
 » Church Supplies
 » Clothing
 » Gifts
 » Homeschool
 » Kids
 » Music
 » Software
 » Spanish Products
 » Video / DVD

Bible Resources
•  Bible Study Aids
•  Bible Devotionals
•  Audio Sermons
Community
•  ChristiansUnite Blogs
•  Christian Forums
•  Facebook Apps
Web Search
•  Christian Family Sites
•  Top Christian Sites
•  Christian RSS Feeds
Family Life
•  Christian Finance
•  ChristiansUnite KIDS
Shop
•  Christian Magazines
•  Christian Book Store
Read
•  Christian News
•  Christian Columns
•  Christian Song Lyrics
•  Christian Mailing Lists
Connect
•  Christian Singles
•  Christian Classifieds
Graphics
•  Free Christian Clipart
•  Christian Wallpaper
Fun Stuff
•  Clean Christian Jokes
•  Bible Trivia Quiz
•  Online Video Games
•  Bible Crosswords
Webmasters
•  Christian Guestbooks
•  Banner Exchange
•  Dynamic Content

Subscribe to our Free Newsletter.
Enter your email address:

The Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring of Childhood is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness
 You're here » Christian Books Index » The Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring of Childhood is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness
SEARCH:  
Browse:

The Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring of Childhood is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness

Author: Jonathan Haidt
Retail Price: $30.00
Our Price: $21.49
Save: 8.51 (28.37%)

Availability: In Stock


      

“This book poses a challenge that will determine the shape of the rest of the century. Jonathan Haidt shows us how we’ve arrived at this point of crisis with technology and the next generation.  This book does not merely stand athwart the iPhone yelling “Stop!” Haidt provides research-tested yet practical counsel for parents, communities, houses of worship, and governments about how things could be different.  I plan to give this book to as many people as I can, while praying that we all have the wisdom to ponder and then to act.” -- Russell Moore, editor in chief of Christianity Today.

 

After more than a decade of stability or improvement, the mental health of adolescents plunged in the early 2010s. Rates of depression, anxiety, self-harm, and suicide rose sharply, more than doubling on many measures. Why?

In The Anxious Generation, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt lays out the facts about the epidemic of teen mental illness that hit many countries at the same time. He then investigates the nature of childhood, including why children need play and independent exploration to mature into competent, thriving adults. Haidt shows how the “play-based childhood” began to decline in the 1980s, and how it was finally wiped out by the arrival of the “phone-based childhood” in the early 2010s. He presents more than a dozen mechanisms by which this “great rewiring of childhood” has interfered with children’s social and neurological development, covering everything from sleep deprivation to attention fragmentation, addiction, loneliness, social contagion, social comparison, and perfectionism. He explains why social media damages girls more than boys and why boys have been withdrawing from the real world into the virtual world, with disastrous consequences for themselves, their families, and their societies.

Most important, Haidt issues a clear call to action. He diagnoses the “collective action problems” that trap us, and then proposes four simple rules that might set us free. He describes steps that parents, teachers, schools, tech companies, and governments can take to end the epidemic of mental illness and restore a more humane childhood.

Haidt has spent his career speaking truth backed by data in the most difficult landscapes—communities polarized by politics and religion, campuses battling culture wars, and now the public health emergency faced by Gen Z. We cannot afford to ignore his findings about protecting our children—and ourselves—from the psychological damage of a phone-based life. 400 pages, Hardcover.

 

 


Similar Items you may enjoy!

Many Forms of Madness: A Family's Struggle with Mental Illness and the Mental Health System
Author: Rosemary Ruether and David Ruether
Our Price: $26.13

Mental Health and the Church: A Ministry Handbook for Including Families Impacted by Mental Illness - eBook
Author: Stephen Grcevich, MD
Our Price: $11.99

The Mental Pastor: Understanding Mental Illness of the Clergy - eBook
Author: Stacy E. Cupples and Shannon Cupples
Our Price: $3.19

His Drums Fell Silent, the Voices Still Speak: A Mother and Son's Journey with Mental Illness Through the Mental Health System . . . and Beyond
Author: Judyth Thomas
Our Price: $12.70
Like This Page?





More From ChristiansUnite...    About Us | Privacy Policy | | ChristiansUnite.com Site Map | Statement of Beliefs



Copyright © 1999-2019 ChristiansUnite.com. All rights reserved.
Please send your questions, comments, or bug reports to the