Honey, We Lost the Kids

Honey, We Lost the Kids


By Kathleen McDonnell


Chalmer's Award-winning writer Kathleen McDonnell follows her acclaimed Kid Culture: Children, Adults and Popular Culture with a challenge to anyone parenting today. 

Parent alert: Honey, We Lost the Kids is a funny, eye-opening report from the front lines of the revolution in modern childhood. 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, mind-bending new book, Kathleen McDonnell warns us that we can't go back to that time when grown-ups and kids knew their place. Chapter titles and subjects covered include: Madame de Sade's House of Disclosure, The Walled Garden of Childhood, The Great Parenting Debate, sex, violence, computers and the Internet, and raising kids in the global village. Honey, We Lost the Kids is nothing like anything written before for parents and educators. A must for anyone involved with kids in the 21st century.

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About the Author

A baby boomer parent of two "Echo" generation children, Kathleen McDonnell is an award-winning author and playwright of adult and children's literature including The Notherland Journeys series - The Nordlings, The Shining World, and The Songweavers - and Kid Culture. Born in Chicago, Kathleen lives in Toronto with her family.

Product Information

  • Release: December 8, 2005

  • $19.95 Paperback

  • 192 Pages

  • 6 x 9

  • Adult Nonfiction

  • ISBN: 9781897187043

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Praise for Honey, We Lost the Kids

"What McDonnell brings to the child-rearing debate is the fresh air of perspective, a willingness to challenge easy assumptions, a raised eyebrow for the knee-jerk, and a keen ear for cant." - Toronto Star

"McDonnell’s is an important voice in an intensifying debate." - NOW Magazine

"...full of fascinating, relevant material, presented in a down-to-Earth, immensely readable style." - Victoria Times-Colonist

"Honey, We Lost the Kids is an excellent philosophical book that should be read by both educators and parents." - ETFO Voice (Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario)