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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Canada; Reprint edition (March 3 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0676978436
  • ISBN-13: 978-0676978438
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 12.7 x 20.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #110,377 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Under Pressure is a Godsend! Full of common sense advice that will help parents and children everywhere return to sanity, peace, and health."
—Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of The Wisdom of Menopause

"Carl Honore’s Under Pressure is must-read book for parents, educators and all those concerned with the health and well-being of children. Written with warmth, wit and incisive intelligence, Honore presents a clear and compelling argument why our current high- pressure, high-stakes culture is sucking the joy out of childhood and leaving our children ill-equipped for even the most mundane challenges of life. Solutions and alternatives are thankfully provided."
—Madeline Levine, Ph.D, Clinical psychologist and author of The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kid

Under Pressure can be viewed as a wake-up call to parents and educators, as well as a solid summary of how children are being raised in the 21st century. Honoré covers a lot of territory, investigating academic testing and homework issues, extracurricular activities and sports, consumerism, and safety issues. . . . This is not a parenting book or a how-to manual, but rather a comprehensive look at the state of the childhood nation.” –Quill & Quire

Praise for In Praise of Slow:

“The No Logo of its age. . . . An epiphany for those of us who have forgotten how to look forward to things or to enjoy the moment when it arrives.”
The Herald (UK)


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About the Author

Carl Honoré is a Canadian writer living in London, England. His journalism has appeared in the Globe and Mail, the National Post, the Observer and the Economist. His first book, In Praise of Slow, was published in twenty-eight languages and was an international bestseller.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By JennX on May 15 2008
Format: Hardcover
Everyone who has anything to do with children (parents, grandparents, teachers, aunts and uncles etc.) should read this book. Fabulously readable, global in reach, relevant, timely, and fun. It's a non-fiction page-turner. You will be gasping and sharing tidbits with friends.
Borrow it, buy it, steal it- read it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gabriel C. Shelley on Dec 24 2008
Format: Hardcover
Carl Honore's book, "Under Pressure" should be compulsory reading for
every parent who has children under age 18. It is the best book I read
recently on the topic of over/under education, describing in great
details all the errors made by parents, by teachers and by school
programs that could be remedied by implementing the steps recommended by
Honore. The book is a jewel!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JLT on Jan. 21 2010
Format: Hardcover
I started reading as a worried parent, worried that I was going to end up being even more worried that I worried too much. Instead, I found a warm, sensible book that helped me understand better how to balance exposing my child to opportunities and enjoying our family time and his childhood.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nana Aba on Aug. 22 2013
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I am still reading this one - so can't say truthfully if it's all good or not; but the portion I have covered so far makes a lot of sense.
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Janet
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