What Your Parents Never Told You About Being A Mom Or Dad

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From the creators of the Berenstain Bears children's books comes a fresh and funny, trenchant and truthful look at what it means to be a parent. What Your Parents Never Told You About Being a Mom or Dad leaves you with more than a chuckle as the Berenstains provide advice and laughs on how to navigate the treacherous terrain of parenthood.

Reel Wisdom -- Persuading a child to do it "your way" is like landing a ten-pound bass on a one-pound line -- it has to be done very carefully. A firm steady pull rather than a series of tugs is more likely to meet with success.

No Contest -- Recognize that in any contest with your child you are seriously overmatched. Your child is naturally possessed of the guile of Wile E. Coyote, combined with the sheer energy of the Road Runner, while you, poor soul, the now-animated equivalent of Elmer Fudd.

On the Natural Superiority of Children to Dogs and Cats -- A dog gives you perfect love, a cat total rejection. A child offers the advantage of giving you perfect love and total rejection -- often simultaneously.

The Berenstains have helped countless children to be a little more courageous about scary things, a little smarter about tempting things, and a little more thankful about happy things in their young lives. Now, from their grandfatherly and grandmotherly perspective, and with their usual warmth, wisdom, and wit, the Berenstains help parents feel the same way about the scary, tempting, and happy things in their grown-up lives.

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"This little book can be read in a couple of hours, but its effect on your life could last for years."

-- Arizona Daily Star "The book is filled with tidbits both light and serious about parenting."

-- Dallas Morning News

About the Author:

Stan and Jan Berenstain have written more than 100 books, with sales totaling more than 200 million copies worldwide. They live in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

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