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Under the Chinaberry Tree

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Books and Inspirations for Mindful Parenting
Ann Ruethling & Patti Pitcher

Twenty-one years of doing Chinaberry and raising children have given Ann (Chinaberry's founder) and Patti (a major voice in the catalog) a little bit of experience! In recognition of this, a literary agent asked (and then persuaded) them to gather their years of wisdom and experience into a book. And here it is, a handbook of the joys of parenting, filled with reflections on daily life with children, tips, thoughts, quotes - and reviews of more than two hundred of some of the books that have appeared in the catalog since its beginning. These are the books that have enriched the lives of Patti's and Ann's own families, books that convey unconditional love, spark the imagination, cultivate tolerance and appreciation, celebrate nature, induce giggles, or bring a quiet, reverent close to the day.

The essays will touch you, the suggestions will inspire you, and the thoughts will make you reflect on your own parenting journey.In the Introduction, Patti and Ann say, "If you were to gain two things from reading this book, we wish it would be a profound sense of compassion for how hard it is both to be a parent and to be a child; and how, if we approach each day with compassion in our hearts, parenting has the incredible potential to transform us into kinder, gentler people; people guided by love, not fear; people open to the joy inherent in every moment." Their wonderful, heartfelt book provides a warm blanket of comfort and support for the immense and challenging job of mindful parenting. Wherever you are on the parenting path, from expecting your first child to enjoying grandchildren, this book will be a loving companion.

(Ages: Adult)

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#9663 - Paperback Book - 288 pgs
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