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Home-Alone America : Mary Eberstadt (Hardcover, 2004)
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Condition: New Author: Mary Eberstadt
Publisher: Sentinel ISBN-10: 1595230041
Subject: Family & Relationships ISBN-13:

9781595230041

Topic: Parenting Format: Hardcover
Language: English Publication Year: 2004

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Why are there so many troubled kids these days, diagnosed with learning disabilities or behavioral problems? Why is child obesity out of control? Why are teenagers contracting herpes and other sexually transmitted diseases at unprecedented rates? In Home-Alone America , scholar Mary Eberstadt offers an answer that’s widely suspected but too politically incorrect to say out loud. A few decades ago, most children came home from school to a mother who monitored their diets, prevented sexual activity or delinquency by her mere presence, and provided a basic emotional safety net. Most children also lived with their biological father. But today, most mothers work outside the home, and many fathers are divorced and living far away because society promotes adult fulfillment at the expense of our children. Too many kids now feel like just another chore to be juggled—dropped off at day care; handed over to a nanny; left in front of a television or a computer; and often simply home alone, with easy access to all kinds of trouble. Eberstadt offers hard data proving that absent parents are the common denominator of many recent epidemics, including obesity, STDs, mental health problems of all kinds, and the increased use of psychiatric medication by even very young children. Drawing on a wide range of medical and social science literature as well as popular culture, she reopens the forbidden question of just how much children need their parents—especially their mothers. Home-Alone America issues a radical challenge to the way America’s kids are being raised. Like The Bell Curve or The Nurture Assumption , it’s a controversial book that many will disagree with, but no one can ignore.

Product Identifiers
ISBN-101595230041
ISBN-139781595230041

Key Details
AuthorMary Eberstadt
Number Of Pages240 pages
FormatHardcover
Publication Date2004-11-04
LanguageEnglish
PublisherPenguin Publishing Group

Additional Details
Copyright Date2004

Dimensions
Weight15.2 Oz
Height0.9 In.
Width6.3 In.
Length9.4 In.

Target Audience
GroupTrade
Grade FromTwelfth Grade
Age Range18

Classification Method
LCCN2004-054731
LC Classification NumberHQ777.6.E24 2004
Dewey Decimal306.874
Dewey Edition22

Table Of Content
Table Of ContentContents Introduction xiii 1. The Real Trouble with Day Care 1 2. The Furious Child Problem 23 3. Why Dick and Jane Are Fat 39 4. The Mental Health Catastrophe 57 5. Wonder Drugs and Double Standards 81 6. Ozzie and Harriet, Come Back!�: The Primal Scream of Teenage Music 105 7. The Ravages of Responsible� Teenage Sex 123 8. Specialty Boarding Schools: Tough Love or Ultimate Outsourcing? 141 9. Conclusion: Beyond the Blame Game 159 Epilogue 171 Notes 181 Bibliography 199 Index 209

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new never read, may have shelf or handling wear, publishers mark good copy I ship fast !!!

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