The Paranoid Parents Guide has been a book I have carried around for spare reading moments lately. This book by Christie Barnes takes a practical look at parent’s fears and paranoia. She covers a myriad of our fears and then gives us reality checks and preventative tips.
I love the chapter titles:
- Worrying: The Nation’s Hobby or Choice
- Worry Crazy Makers
- Worry Is Dangerous: The Science of the Fear Epidemic
- Myths Exposed: Parents’ Top Worries Versus Children’s Real Dangers (Loved this chapter)
- Age-Group Essentials
- Elementary School
- Middle School
- High School
- The Recovering Worry Addict
Christie Barnes has a writing style that flows and is easy to read. I don’t find a lot of time to read books lately, but she had me interested and focused on what she had to share. She has a lot to share. Each of her chapters shares real statistics for parents on the issues and concerns we really need to think through. Her honest tales of her real life experiences really help flesh out how she views each issue and helped me see some of them in a new light. She doesn't hedge around the fact that many of us are worrying about some issues and fears while they aren't really things we need to focus our time on. Christie will clearly tell us why.
I was sharing some of what I learned about toddlers with friends over lunch last Friday. All of us have toddlers. There are many things we worry about like am I giving them foods with too much sugar, do need sunscreen more than shark repellent at the beach, and how can shopping carts be so dangerous. (Two of our friends have had their children try to climb out of shopping carts. Sorry I hope I don’t know have you paranoid about shopping carts. )
Paranoid Parents Guide is great read and would be wonderful to read as a playgroup or with a group of friends. I think it would open discussions about all kinds of things we fear. I bet they would have insights to share the way the ladies I ate lunch with did.
Read more about it at the Paranoid Parents Guide website.
Paranoid Parents is available on Amazon.com
Disclaimer: I was sent a copy of this book to review by TLC Book Tours. All the opinions above are my own.
I can give some lucky people a copy of the book. All you have to do is leave a comment below about something you fear as a parent.
This giveaway will close September 23rd.