• Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids

    Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids (Hardback) By (author) Ken Jennings

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    DescriptionDon't cross your eyes or they'll stay like that!Feed a cold, starve a fever!Don't touch your Halloween candy until we get it checked out!Never run with scissorsDon't look in the microwave while it's running!This will go down on your permanent recordIs any of it true? If so, how true? Ken Jennings wants to find out if mother and father always know best. Yes, all those years you were told not to sit too close to the television (you'll hurt your eyes!) or swallow your gum (it stays in your stomach for seven years!) or crack your knuckles (arthritis!) 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 who wants to know what you can stop worrying about 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.

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    Because I Said So!
    The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ken Jennings
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 237
    Width: 147 mm
    Height: 217 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 336 g
    ISBN 13: 9781451656251
    ISBN 10: 1451656254

    B&T Book Type: NF
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: VFV
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.3
    BIC subject category V2: WDKX
    B&T Merchandise Category: REF
    B&T General Subject: 680
    DC21: 031.02
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    BIC subject category V2: VFX
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11800
    BIC E4L: HUM
    Ingram Subject Code: HU
    Libri: I-HU
    DC22: 031.02
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 39
    BISAC V2.8: REF023000, FAM034000
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    BISAC V2.8: HUM000000, HUM011000, HUM016000
    LC classification: AG243 .J47 2012
    Scribner Book Company
    Imprint name
    Scribner Book Company
    Publication date
    04 December 2012
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    ""Because I Said So!" is the "MythBusters" of old wives' tales. But beware: it could be a dangerous book if it falls into the wrong hands; namely your kids'. All of us can look back on the cautionary admonitions our parents and grandparents used to shout at us when we were in the middle of fun, and now our suspicions that they were hokum are verified! But we have to keep this to ourselves. If our kids get a hold of this book, we'll have nothing left to kill their joy with. So buy this book, read it, and then hide it away!"--Ken Denmead, New York Times bestselling author of Geek Dad