We've Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Feb 23, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 336 pages
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A bold, brilliant, and provocative look at childhood medication by New York Times bestselling author Judith Warner

In Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety, the bestselling author and former New York Times columnist Judith Warner explained what's gone wrong with the culture of parenting, and her conclusions sparked a national debate on how women and society view motherhood. Her new book, We've Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication, will generate the same kind of controversy, as she tackles a subject that's just as contentious and important: Are parents and physicians too quick to prescribe medication to control our children's behavior? Are we using drugs to excuse inept parents who can't raise their children properly?

What Warner discovered from the extensive research and interviewing she did for this book is that passion on both sides of the issue "is ideological and only tangentially about real children," and she cuts through the jargon and hysteria to delve into a topic that for millions of parents involves one of the most important decisions they'll ever make for their child.

Insightful, compelling, and deeply moving, We've Got Issues is for parents, doctors, and teachers-anyone who cares about the welfare of today's children.


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Review: We've Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication

User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

I had to give this book 2 stars because it was so repetitive. It was written with the intention to have a skeptical perspective of the overuse of medication in children, and during research the author ... Read full review

Review: We've Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication

User Review  - Angelica Mcmurtray - Goodreads

Great book for those who have preconceived notions and quick judgements about kids and the new 'epidemic' disorders - ADHD, autism, aspergers, anxiety, etc. The author was very thoughtful and well ... Read full review


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Judith Warner is the author of the New York Times bestselling Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety and Hillary Clinton: The Inside Story, as well as several other books. She writes the Domestic Disturbances column for the New York Times website and is a former special correspondent for Newsweek in Paris. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband and their children.

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