Back cover copy for Drop the Worry Ball

Back cover copy for Drop the Worry Ball

Alex Russell and I, with the help of my friend Amy Spach in LA, wrote the back cover copy for Drop the Worry Ball this weekend. Here it is:

Want a More Resilient and Independent Kid?

What happens when you combine children who expect the best of everything with parents who believe failure is not an option? You get parenting in the age of entitlement, an era of meddlesome managers rather than sympathetic advocates for confident kids.

Drop the Worry Ball offers a much-needed fresh perspective on raising self-motivated children ready to take on the world. Learn how to:  

  • Understand parent-child dynamics
  • Resist the pressure to over-parent
  • Help kids worry for themselves
  • Build effective relationships with outside authorities
  • Manage ADHD, anxiety and other special needs
  • Embrace failing as learning, not parental incompetence

 “Drop the Worry Ball is full of common-sense strategies for parents worn out from worrying about their kids. One of the smartest parenting books on the shelf. A must read.” — Jennifer Kolari, author of Connected Parenting


About the Authors

Alex Russell (Ph.D., C.Psych.) is a clinical psychologist and a research affiliate with the Hincks-Dellcrest Institute in Toronto. A popular speaker, he provides assessments and therapy to children and adults, consults to schools and is the father of two teenagers.

Tim Falconer is the author of three nonfiction books, including Drive: A Road Trip through Our Complicated Affair with the Automobile.