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THE PARANOID PARENTS GUIDE Shows There's Not As Much To Worry About As You Might Think

  • Sep 1, 2010
I can admit it: I was raised by a paranoid parent. My mother was caring and overprotected--sometimes to a fault. But I always knew it was out of love and that she meant well. Reading THE PARANOID PARENTS GUIDE by Christie Barnes as someone without children, I don't want to say that it will put your mind at ease about the dangers you fear. I do believe that it is written by someone who knows firsthand what is out there in the world and what is the appropriate response to it. Because of the news and things that we hear, it is scary enough just to get out of bed and try to function as an adult. For parents who want nothing but the very best for their children, regardless of the age, you want to do all you can to protect them from what can seem like the big, bad world.

What Christie Barnes does is say that she understands the urge to want to over-protect but that everything must be done with common sense and the realization that no matter how much you plan, we can always count on the unexpected.

Loved the book and will be passing it on to others who I believe will benefit from it. That is the beauty of something this well-written there is no expiration date on its value.

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What Did You Worry About Today? Chances Are, You Didn't Need to . . .

Paranoid Parents take heart: You're not alone in your sleepless nights. When surveyed by Paranoid Parents founder Christie Barnes, 75 percent of moms and dads said they worried about "everything" when it came to their kids. Things like: Is this really the right school? Will she get kidnapped at the mall? Are those car seats safe? Will he be bullied at camp? Is that splinter infected? Does he really have ADD or is he just hyper? Is she experimenting with drugs? 

In our fear-based culture that makes us over-buy, over-protect, and over-parent in an effort to keep our kids safe, Christie Barnes knows the truth: Most parents are wasting their time worrying about the wrong things. From years of research, Barnes will give parents a much-needed reality check, opening their eyes to the real dangers likely to befall their kids with simple, effective tips to prevent them from happening.

She will help paranoid parents to come clean about their biggest fears, reveal the Top Ten real dangers as opposed to the Myth Makers, and offer realistic ways to safeguard kids at every stage without stealing their childhoods.  By rallying against our biggest fears with the facts, the Paranoid Parents Guide will help moms and dads enjoy parenthood more, and allow their kids develop the resiliency, ...

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ISBN-10: 0757315054
ISBN-13: 978-0757315053
Author: Christie Barnes
Genre: Parenting
Publisher: HCI
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