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They license people to drive, and require degrees for most professions, but require no formal training to become a parent. Parenting is one of those few occupations where one is constantly forced to learn “on the job.” Gathered from a cross-section of American moms and dads, this book shares the stories, wisdom and extraordinary insight from ordinary parents. From a mother of a teenage son, we learn how to correct years of enabling. From parents who have lost a son in a military accident, we learn how to go on. From a husband who discovers his wife has put their daughter’s jeans in the freezer, we learn to find humor in those crazy moments of parenting. In each case, these men and women come out wiser – offering us all lessons on this difficult, funny, and taxing enterprise of child rearing. Open this book…and you may just find a page that is missing from your parent handbook.


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