Book Promo ~ Chicken Little the Sky Isn’t Falling

Chicken Little the Sky Isn’t Falling

Chicken Little the Sky Isn't Falling: Raising Resilient Adolescents in the New Age of Anxiety by [Erica Komisar]

Raising Resilient Adolescents in the New Age of Anxiety

Being a teenager in today’s “age of anxiety” is scary. Being a parent of a teenager is even scarier. Zoomers may seem more together, more confident and more independent than prior generations, but in fact, they are more anxious, lonely and emotionally fragile, and less resilient to stress, says psychoanalyst, clinical social worker and parenting expert Erica Komisar.

“We are asking children to handle more — more stress, more stimulation, more pressure, more choices and more decisions — without giving them a secure foundation of support, emotional security, and real and meaningful connections,” says Komisar.

Her important new book, Chicken Little the Sky Isn’t Falling: Raising Resilient Adolescents in the New Age of Anxiety, is a comprehensive guide filled with compassionate and practical advice to help parents guide, educate and connect with their children on a range of current topics, including gender and sexual identity, anxiety and depression, disordered eating, ADHD, vaping, social media and bullying, to name a few. 

Chicken Little also contains valuable insights intended to help readers prevent, recognize and address mental health disorders, as well as help their teens navigate academic and social pressures, social media and technology usage, increased social isolation and family pressures. With Komisar’s guidance and support, parents will learn how to be beacons of hope and change, as well as how to raise emotionally healthy, resilient adolescents.

Erica Komisar, LCSW, is a clinical social worker, psychoanalyst and parent guidance expert who has been in private practice in New York City for over 30 years. As a psychological consultant, she brings parenting workshops to schools, clinics, corporations and childcare settings. She is also a contributing editor to the Institute for Family Studies. She is a frequent contributor to The Wall Street Journal, The New York Daily News, The Washington Post and The Huffington Post.
Erica lives in New York City with her husband and is the mother of three adolescent children.

Visit her website at:

Chicken Little, the Sky Isn’t Falling: Raising Resilient Adolescents in the New Age of Anxiety
Publisher: HCI Books
Release Date: November 2, 2021
ISBN-10:  0757324002
ISBN-13: 9780757324000
Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Available for pre-order from
release date: Nov 2, 2021

Book Review ~ NAKED WORDS 2.0: The Effective 157-Word Email

Make sure your message gets delivered

NAKED WORDS 2.0: The Effective 157-Word Email

by Gisela Hausmann

In a world where 100-billion emails are being sent every day you need to read
NAKED WORDS: The Effective 157-Word Email by Gisela Hausmann.

Ms. Hausmann loaded this book with lots of amazing tips to make your emails stand out, get opened and read. If you want your message to get delivered use some of these tips. Spark interest in what you have to say beginning with the sender’s name (yours) and the subject line. The length, 157-words, is a guide, a suggestion that will help your email get read in entirety; make your email too long and the reader will probably get bored before you even present your message, too short and it looks like you don’t care so why should the reader?

Gisela Hausmann helps us to make our emails stand apart from the rest from greetings to salutation. Keep the email friendly but not too familiar, spell the recipient’s name correctly, use numbers in the subject line, get to the point early, and, very important, read the email aloud before you hit send to make sure it flows smoothly.

While this book may be targeted at emails, the author provides a lot of great advice that every writer can use in cover letters, face-to-face meetings and most writing projects. I highly recommend it.      (reviewed by Chelle Cordero)



for more about Gisela Hausmann