Our (New and Expanded) Spring Author Series Continues on Thursday, March 4 at 7 p.m.
JUDITH WARNER - Author of We've Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication
Each year, millions of families struggle with how to help children who are suffering from a host of disorders, including autism, Asperger’s disorder, Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and more. Treatment and remedies are topics that involve some of the most important and complex decisions that parents will ever make for their children.
In her newest book, Judith Warner, New York Times bestselling author of 2005’s Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety, returns to explore the answers to two very timely questions: Are we overdiagnosing and overmedicating our children? Are parents and physicians labeling children to “explain away” bad behavior? The author followed and spoke with a cross-section of parents, psychologists, psychiatrists, and other experts over the course of her five years of rigorous research for her insightful and compelling book. With sensitivity, compassion, honesty, and clarity, as seen through the stories of real children and their families, Warner brings concerns and perspective to this controversial debate.
"In a debate that is all too often conducted at the pitch of a shriek, Warner is a measured voice of reason" - Newsweek
"In We've Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication, Judith Warner has written a brilliant and compelling book, a must-read for any parent who has a child who is miserable and struggling. It is also a must-read for anyone who things he knows that childhood mental illness is over-diagnosed and over-treated." - Salon
A book signing will follow the presentation. Refreshments will be served.
This program is co-sponsored by YWCA Parent Awareness Network.
Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle.