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

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Sentinel, 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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Not necessarily a scientific book, but it probes what is generally accepted in parenting nowdays that is most likely harmful to our children. Read full review


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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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