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.


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Customer Reviews

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This is my second time listening to this book. As a mom of 15, 12 and 5 year olds I can say this is so important. We will be playing a chapter at every meal this summer until we finish and discuss.
Thank you. My children might not see it now but they will thank you soon!!!
Nicole Johnson
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- Nicole Citro

Thought provoking, helpful, proactive.

Important read for raising the next generation of doctors, lawyers, teachers, pastors, engineers, McDonald's managers, stay-at-home mothers, ironworkers, ditch-diggers, activists, social get the idea.
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Book Details

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