Dr. Michael A. Battey, author of The Parent Trap Columns (Vol. 1) will be the featured author on Saturday, February 10th at 2pm at Books on the Square, 471 Angell St. in Wayland Square, Providence.
Battey’s book is a satirical as well as serious look at parenting. “The Parent Trap Columns (Vol. 1), Humorous Child-Raising Advice in a Baby Boomer World ” is the first in a two-volume collection of humorous and insightful observations on contemporary teen parenting. The book developed from Dr. Battey’s parenting columns which ran in a local newspaper in East Greenwich, RI, for more than 8 years, reflecting the author’s personal experience in raising, along with his wife, three children. In addition to advice and observations, and a tongue in cheek look at baby boomers’ approach to child-raising, the book provides commentary on parenting trends, and public education.
Dr. Battey says, “while baby boomers oft unabashedly reminisce about the good old days of their childhood and how effective their own parents were, they have somehow chosen to parent with a very different style.”
Michael A. Battey, D.P.M. is a native Rhode Islander. He received degrees from the University of Rhode Island, and the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine. He maintains a private practice in foot and ankle care with a specialty in hospital based residency training, and is a faculty member at the Brown University Alpert Medical School. He has offices in several communities, including North Providence and Johnston.
Dr. Battey will speak and sign books, and every book sold will also have a free rubber duckie, his trademark, to remind readers about the importance of humor in child rearing. The book sells for $20. More information at www.ParentTrapColumns.com and on Facebook, @ParentTrapColumnsBook; Twitter at @ParentTrapBook. Dr. Battey is a member of the Association of RI Authors. The event is free and open to the public.