All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenting by Jennifer Senior

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Thousands of books have examined the effects of parents on their children. But almost none have thought to ask: What are the effects of children on their parents? In All Joy and No Fun, award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior tries to tackle this question, isolating and analyzing the many ways in which children reshape their parents’ lives, whether it’s their marriages, their jobs, their habits, their hobbies, their friendships, or their internal senses of self.*

For more interesting and innovative books on modern parenting, check these out:

Bringing Up Bebe: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting by Pamela Druckerman

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber

Mindful Discipline: A Loving Approach to Setting Limits and Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by Shauna Shapiro PhD and Chris White MD

*I couldn’t come up with a better summary on my own so this one was borrowed from the publisher. I did, however, read and LOVE this book. 😉

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