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Publisher Description

Author of Planet Funny Ken Jennings “reveals the truth behind all those things you tell your children” (Parade) in this entertaining and useful New York Times bestseller “armed with case histories, scientific finds, and experiments on himself and his own children” (Los Angeles Times).

Is any of it true? If so, how true? Ken Jennings wants to find out if parents always know best. Yes, all those years you were told not to sit too close to the television or swallow your gum or crack your knuckles are called into question by our country’s leading trivia guru. Jennings separates myth from fact to debunk a wide variety of parental edicts: no swimming after meals, sit up straight, don’t talk to strangers, and so on.

Armed with medical case histories, scientific findings, and even the occasional experiment on himself (or his kids), Jennings exposes countless examples of parental wisdom run amok. Whether you’re a parent plagued by needless concern or a kid (of any age) looking to say, “I told you so,” this is the anti– helicopter parenting book you’ve been waiting for.

GENRE
Reference
RELEASED
2012
December 4
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Scribner
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
4.8
MB

Customer Reviews

vcsjones ,

Good Read

I liked this quite a bit. I enjoyed it, and lead to lots of "I told you so!" moments between me and my wife.

This book covers a huge variety of topics. I would have liked less covered, but with more information about each. This book comes across as "trust me, I did the research" in a few places.

This book is fun though. It helps that Jennings jokes are in-tune with my sense of humor.

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