Nobody is suggesting that there’s a connection between Adam Mansbach’s book and child abuse or child neglect. Still, there’s no denying the reason “Go the F*** to Sleep” should be kept out of reach of children is because of its violent language and because of the way it demeans children.
“Imagine if this were written about Jews, blacks, Muslims or Latinos,” says Dr. David Arredondo. He is an expert on child development and founder of The Children’s Program, in the San Francisco metropolitan area, which provides consultation and training for those working with troubled youths.
Uh … what? It’s a joke book, meant to be funny, and meant for adults. It’s not violent; it just expresses a common frustration for parents in a way that makes it worth talking about. Author Karen Spears Zacharias’ take on the book is just … a tad over the top. Where does CNN find these people?