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.