Hold On To Your Kids

Why Parents Need to Matter More Than Peers

Gordon Neufeld, Gabor Maté MD


This book tackles one of the most disturbing trends of our time: Children today looking to their peers for direction—their values, identity, and codes of behavior. This “peer orientation” undermines family cohesion, interferes with healthy development, and fosters a hostile and sexualized youth culture. Children end up becoming overly conformist, desensitized, and alienated, and being “cool” matters more to them than anything else.

A Parent's Comment About the Book

We pass down our culture to our children. That’s how they learn and mature. They were never meant to learn all this from one another. These authors make an airtight case for why kids need their parents more than they need peer socialization which is promoted by our culture.

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