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The Paranoid Parents Guide: Worry Less, Parent Better, and Raise a Resilient Child

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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 mal
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Paperback, 254 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by Health Communications
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Tammy
Oct 03, 2012 Tammy rated it really liked it
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I am a paranoid parent and I loved this book! It was great to know I'm not alone in all my "irrational" fears.

A few things that I want to remember are:

Worrying often expresses itself as nagging.

My job as a parent is not to keep my child safe and happy all the time. My job is to prepare my child to be able to do things without me.

Most accidents are the fault of the parents' not paying enough attention.

Being afraid that an accident will happen will not stop an accident from happening, nor will it
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Dolli
Oct 28, 2012 Dolli rated it really liked it
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I am a slightly paranoid parent. I enjoyed this book because it carefully gave you all the facts. Some people complained because they think it will only create more paranoia but I disagree. The author was careful to help parents understand what concerns you should have. Like fires, shopping carts and not buckling your children correctly.
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Oct 02, 2011 Brooke rated it it was ok
Seems to try to make you paranoid about things you never considered in the first place. For example, did you know your child should never go to summer camp in the woods because he is sure to be eaten by a bear?
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For the record, I am not a "paranoid parent".
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