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Worried All the Time: Rediscovering the Joy in Parenthood in an Age of Anxiety

3.41 of 5 stars 3.41  ·  rating details  ·  27 ratings  ·  4 reviews
A much-needed book for parents about themselves.
In the tradition of Dr. Benjamin Spock, who in 1946 revolutionized parenting with the famous opening words of his classic child-rearing guide, "You know more than you think you know," child and family therapist David Anderegg reminds contemporary parents that "parenting is not rocket science. It's not even Chem 101." So why
Paperback, 240 pages
Published August 2nd 2004 by Free Press (first published 2003)
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This a great parenting book for someone like me, who, worries alot, but, also offers some great advice for parents struggling with decisions related to their kids.

One of the interesting concepts that this book includes is that good parenting is the business of negotiating between extremes. And the paradox is that as worrying increases, the wish for clarity also increases and parents turn to scintific solutions for clarity and simple clear answers. But clarity and simplicity are probably not ent
Good info about anxiety in today's parenting. My criticism is that it was almost too broad- covered anxiety during early childhood and as kids are teens. That type of book would be difficult to market as most parents are looking for books specific to that age that their child currently is. Would be good for educators and therapists.
I have mixed emotions about this book. I enjoyed the beginning and the historical look at why parents worry, but the further I delved into this book, the more I was confused by some of his interpretations.

Granted, he's a doctor and I am not, so some of my confusion might be due to a lack of meidcal training.
Sarah Huntington
You'll never get a good review from me by insulting Buffy.

I loved Anderegg's "Nerds," but I was disappointed by this one. Too much anti-TV ranting; not enough research addressing genuine areas of worry. "The Science of Fear" was much better on the same topic.
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