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From the PublisherJennifer Lewis, M.D. Pediatrician, child development consultant, and author of Don't Divorce Your Children An excellent and fascinating analysis of the reasons parents seem to feel excessively anxious about bringing up children in the twenty-first century, combined with down-to-earth advice as to how to take a more balanced second look at the real and less than real risks facing today's youth.
Christopher Bollas, Ph.D. Author of The Shadow of the Object and Hysteria The first-ever intelligent book of its kind. Parents who read this wonderfully thoughtful book can put away their Valium and take their kids off Ritalin.
Ann R. Epstein, MD Codirector, Infant Mental Health Program, Boston Institute for Psychotherapy, and lecturer in psychiatry, Harvard Medical School Dr. Anderegg has captured a phenomenon of our times: reactive, protective anxiety-driven parenting that may do more harm than good for our children. He reminds us to think in context, to remember our values, and to attend to the psychological health of our children.