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Most parents know that children very often say remarkable things. What keeps us going are those precious moments when we can see our children’s sense of curiosity, humor, logic, justice and self-awareness come to life. This awareness is revealed in the delightful things they say—funny, clever, thought–provoking, sometimes a bit embarrassing. We think we won’t forget them, yet we do. So when our son Luciano began talking, encouraged by friends, I began to carry a small notebook with me and recorded his innocent observations, the little gems of that almost all children come up with. We think you might recognize some of these same ideas occurring to your children and smile with us. The following pages record some (but not all) of the comments made by our son between ages 2 and 5. I hope that parents who read them will find similarities with the innocent—yet sometimes profound—comments made by their own children. I hope that my recording these precious little moments will help readers remember their own children's formative years, and let them relive (if only for a moment) their own childhood and will bring a smile to their lips. I wish you happy reading. Enjoy! Ida Nalbandian
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Author Ida Nalbandian is a Founder and Vice President of the Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation (VSCF), a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the quality of education in arts and music by providing scholarships, grants and other material aid for gifted students who would otherwise lack the means for advancing their careers. As VSCF’s Development Director for Special Events, Ida oversees the Foundation’s fund raising and community relationship activities. As a loving wife and mother, Ida Nalbandian has compiled this collection of her little son's innocent wisdom for the enjoyment of parents everywhere. ** Editor Dean Christopher has had overlapping careers in journalism, advertising and playing jazz piano for anyone who will listen. His writing has appeared in many magazines (National Lampoon, OMNI, SPIN, Discover, et al.). He has published two books: Twenty Things You Didn’t Know About Everything (HarperCollins, 2008) and the satyrical Loser's Guide To Personal Failure (Magic Lamp, 2009). Educated at Georgetown University, the University of Madrid and the Monterey Institute of International Studies, Dean is fluent in a number of European languages. Working with Ida on Does God Have a Bicycle? awoke many happy memories of his own daughter’s childhood, and he wishes the present reader the same delight.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1517305330