Home-Alone America: Why Today's Kids Are Overmedicated, Overweight, and More Troubled Than Ever Before

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Sentinel, Sep 1, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 218 pages
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The author reopens the politically incorrect question of just how much children need their parents, especially their mothers. She contends that absent parents--and children who feel like just another chore to be outsourced--are the common denominator of recent epidemics among young people, including obesity, STDs, behavioral problems such as attention deficit disorder, and the use of psychiatric medication in even very young children; and asks whether this trend has already reached a tipping point in American society.

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Review: Home-Alone America: The Hidden Toll of Day Care, Behavioral Drugs, and Other Parent Substitutes

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This book offers very real, alarming evidence of how kids in America are NOT "all right." Unlike most scientific articles and news media, children's brains and bodies are not being blamed but the ... Read full review

Review: Home-Alone America: The Hidden Toll of Day Care, Behavioral Drugs, and Other Parent Substitutes

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Scary!!! This is the reason I quitted my job and became a stay home mom. Read full review

Contents

The Real Trouble with Day Care i
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The Furious Child Problem
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Why Dick and Jane Are Fat
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Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Mary Eberstadt works from home as a research fellow for Stanford University's Hoover Institution and is a consulting editor to Policy Review. She and her husband have four children and live in Washington, D.C.

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