The spoilt generation


THE SPOILT GENERATION: Why restoring authority will make our children and society happierAric Sigman, 2009, xi + 196pp, Price: £12.00 (rrp £12.99),


This book is a breath of fresh air, smashing many of the sacred cows of 21st century pedagogy. Aric Sigman writes out of the firm conviction that by removing boundaries and retreating from authority, adults have failed children and robbed them of their basic supporting structures. In his introduction, Dr Sigman expresses the hope that this book will help to halt the retreat from authoritative parenting and reverse what he describes as ‘a modern-day form of abandonment’. We hope so, too.