From Library Journal
If you can afford only one all-purpose parenting book, this is the one. Kelly's fame began with The Mother's Almanac (LJ 11/15/75) and its successor, The Mother's Almanac II (Doubleday, 1989), now classics in the field. Here she packs 600 two-column pages full of humorous, common-sense advice on parenting and family issues. Kelly writes in a fun and breezy style ("the eight...is a flibbertigibbet, who skims the surface of life") and offers wisdom to help parents deal with and transcend petty problems ("your worst day with children is still better than your best day without them"). She deals head-on with the changing families of the 1990s: overambitious parents, real-life fears, reluctant scholars, abuse of all kinds, and special-needs children. For its breadth of coverage, common sense, and comfortable style, Kelly's latest is sure to become a classic in its own right. Essential.Linda Beck, Indian Valley P.L., Telford, Pa.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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