Artificial Maturity

  • by Tim Elmore
  • Narrated by Arte Johnson
  • 7 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

How to raise kids who can handle the real world...
Today's Generation iY (teens brought up with the Internet) and Homelanders (children born after 9/11) are overexposed to information at an earlier age than ever and paradoxically are underexposed to meaningful relationships and real-life experiences. Artificial Maturity addresses the problem of what to do when parents and teachers mistake children's superficial knowledge for real maturity. The audiobook is filled with practical steps that adults can take to furnish the experiences kids need to balance their abilities with authentic maturity.


Shows how to identify the problem of artificial maturity in Generation iY and Homelanders
Reveals what to do to help children balance autonomy, responsibility, and information
Includes a down-to-earth model for coaching and guiding youth to true maturity
Artificial Maturity gives parents, teachers, and others who work with youth a manual for understanding and practicing the leadership kids so desperately need to mature in a healthy fashion.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

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I do not own the print version. The audio is enjoyable. The narrators voice is good. This book is saying it was released in 2012. It seems older as it references Bill Cosby as a role model (oh dear!). Anyway, that’s a small matter. This book is very good at describing the factors that are shaping children in the modern world, and the possible way in which they can be badly affected. It offers some examples for working round these issues. It’s a useful read. I am a product of these factors being a late generation X child. I didn’t know why I ended up having certain negative behaviours as an adult, as I come from a good home. This book explains how our abundance and modern lifestyles when badly managed lead to problems for children as they become adults. Worth a read if you are a parent, or useful if you want to understand yourself more.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-08-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios