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Honey, We Lost the Kids

Re-thinking childhood in the multimedia age

by (author) Kathleen McDonnell

Publisher
Second Story Press
Initial publish date
Jan 2005
Category
General, Cultural
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781926739328
    Publish Date
    Jan 2005
    List Price
    $14.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781897187043
    Publish Date
    Dec 2005
    List Price
    $19.95

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Description

Remember when children grew up in well-defined stages? Adults tried to keep whole areas of life hidden from them – death, bad language, and, of course, sex – and allowed them to step out into the adult world in an orderly, gradual fashion, according to a schedule determined by grown-ups. So it’s no surprise many parents and experts believe that kids today are growing up too quickly, that a toxic combination of TV and films, video games and the Internet are robbing them of childhood. In this straight-talking book, Kathleen McDonnell warns us that we can’t go back to that time when grown-ups and kids knew their place.

About the author

Kathleen McDonnell grew up in Chicago, but has lived in Canada for all of her adult life and graduated with a BA from the University of Toronto. She is the author of nine books of non-fiction and YA fiction. She's also written more than a dozen plays, many of which have had award-winning productions in Canada and the United States. As befits a passionate swimmer, McDonnell lives on Toronto Island; a unique, vibrant, mostly car-free community a ten-minute ferry ride from downtown Toronto where she and her life partner Alec raised their two daughters, Martha and Ivy.

 

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