05 July, 2011

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading. This is how it works:
Grab your current read
•Open to a random page
•Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
•BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.

OK, I haven't done a teaser Tuesday since February! Hope I remember how!

This weeks teaser comes from:

Free-Range Kids - Lenore Skenazy

For most of human history,  parents believed a baby needed milk and a place to sleep, not, as many of us believe today, board books, soft books, story tapes, light-up rattles, and musical mobiles playing Mozart. Even Mozart didn't grow up hearing Mozart. (But his kids did, and whoever heard of them?)

For the record, my kids are pretty much free-range kids. I think Skenazy is bang on the money with most of what she says - the world is no where near as dangerous as the media makes it out to be. Raising kids to be scared of every little thing will lead to a generation that will not know how to assess risk - a very dangerous place to be indeed.


  1. HI,

    What a great teaser!

    Have a great day!

  2. What a cute cover :)and the teaser made me laugh :D

  3. This would be an interesting book to read as we do tend to to coddle our kids a bit these days.

    My teaser is here this week.

  4. That is a good point about Mozart. Never thought that. lol

  5. Interesting thoughts - although I do think a helicopter mom might have heart palpitations upon reading this book!

    Nice teaser, and thanks for visiting mine today!

  6. I don't have children yet, but this sounds interesting. New follower :)


  7. I'm glad my teens aren't scared of the world. It is a big bad place, but not all the time.
    Thanks for coming by earlier!

  8. Awesome teaser. We have made bringing up children more difficult than it needs to be. Thanks for stopping by!

  9. Great teaser, I try really hard to let my daughter enjoy and experience life without my interference, sometimes that's harder than others. Interesting though is that I remember kids being freer when I grew up and my mother remembers more freedom than I had, never mind the stories my Grandfather told of his childhood. ~ Calico Contemplations

  10. Haha, great teaser :)

    Jeden Montag neuer Lesestoff

  11. I've heard great things about this book - good choice! Thanks for stopping by my website.