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  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2012-06-17
  • Publisher: FRWHEEL

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Will a little warm milk really help you go to sleep? (Yes although cold milk works just as well.) Does turning a light off for a few minutes actually use more energy than it saves? (No.) Is chicken soup the best cure for the common cold? (Not clear, but it certainly helps.) If you pick up a baby every time she cries, will she get spoiled? (No, babies need all the love they can get!) Your mother should know . . . but does she? Here is the book that finally sets the record straight on the received wisdom and commonly accepted notions we ve all routinely followed for generations. Mother Knows Best? will entertain and amuse as it informs, offering not only the real basis in fact but also the origin and purpose of Mom s sometimes dubious counsel.

Author Biography

Sue Castle is a television producer and (an often wrong) mother. She lives in New York.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. v
Introductionp. ix
Don't Gross Your Eyes and Other Things You Shouldn't Dop. 1
Chicken Soup Is the Best Medicine and Other Miracle Curesp. 22
If You're Carrying High, It's a Boy and Other Expectations for the Next Nine Monthsp. 68
…And Speaking of Sexp. 75
If a Newborn Baby Smiles, It's Only Gas and Other Parenting Proverbsp. 77
Don't Store Food in Open Cans and Other Advice to Chew onp. 98
You Can't Get Too Much Sleep and Other Waking Thoughtsp. 114
No Pain, No Gain and Other Rumors of the Workout Roomp. 119
If a Dog's Nose Is Hot and Dry, It Means He's Sick and Other Clues to the Secret Lives of Petsp. 126
The Full Moon Makes People Crazy and Other Weather Reportsp. 130
Endnotep. 141
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