The Overly Informed Parent's Guide to Raising Healthy Kids in the Age of Environmental Guilt by Paige Wolf

Four Responses to “I Grew Up Eating/Using These Things and I’m Fine.”

April 24, 2017 | 1 Comment

  "I drank Diet Coke and ate Oreos for 47 years and I'm fine!" "My mother used Windex and lived to be 96!" "Millions of people eat at McDonald's and they're doing just fine!" I can not tell you how many times I hear this! And not just from older generations, but from people younger than me. People don't want to believe that what they can't see will hurt them. They are resistant to change, defensive of the brand names they grew up with. It's often a combination of stubbornness, nostalgia, and not being open to being convinced otherwise. So what do I say when people tell me that their 86-year-old grandmother eats Cheetos and wears drugstore perfume and she's strong as an ox? Here are four things I like to point out. 1.The products you grew up with are...

"Paige Wolf is the mom I wished lived next door. She makes neurotic look sexy and shares practical tips for saving the ozone and your sanity."

– Abby Sher, author of Amen, Amen, Amen: Memoir of a Girl Who Couldn't Stop Praying (Among Other Things)

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