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Cotton Wool Kids By Stella O'Malley

Cotton Wool Kids by Stella O'Malley

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Summary

Reveals the media-fueled madness of paranoid parenting and describes how a more relaxed attitude to raising children can lead to happier, healthier families.

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Cotton Wool Kids: What's Making Irish Parents Paranoid? by Stella O'Malley

What has happened to Irish childhood? Parents are keeping their children indoors for fear of predators lurking around every corner and children are spending their days in front of screens or in supervised activities, over-controlled and growing steadily fatter and more unhappy. But it doesn't have to be like this. Commercial interests ensure parents feel anxious and filled with fear simply to sell them more stuff, when in fact childhood has never been safer; the rates of child mortality, injury and sexual abuse are lower today than at any time since records began. Cotton Wool Kids exposes the truth behind the scary stories and gives parents the information and the confidence to free themselves from the the treadmill of after-school activities and over-supervision that has become common today. The author provides parents with strategies to learn how to handle the relentless pressure from society and the media to provide a 'perfect' childhood and instead to raise their children with a more relaxed and joyful approach, more in touch with the outdoors and the community around them.

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'For us paid-up members of the overparenting generation Stella O'Malley's common sense is a huge relief' -- Brendan O'Connor

About Stella O'Malley

Stella O'Malley is an accredited psychotherapist with over ten years experience as a mental health professional. Much of her counselling and teaching work is with parents and young people and she has written a series of articles on over-protective parenting for the Sunday Independent. She is originally from Dublin, worked for many years in Co. Galway and now lives and works in Birr, Co. Offaly.

Additional information

GOR010380196
9781781173206
1781173206
Cotton Wool Kids: What's Making Irish Parents Paranoid? by Stella O'Malley
Used - Like New
Paperback
The Mercier Press Ltd
2015-02-13
288
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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