What Children’s Stories Say About Parenting

What Children’s Stories Say About Parenting January 24, 2014

Tired of parenting books that make you feel like a failure? Story Mama, gleans parenting advice from an unlikely, but delightful place: classic children’s literature.


Beloved stories like Where the Wild Things Are, The Velveteen Rabbit, and Make Way for Ducklings serve as jumping off points for writer and mom of six, Amy Henry, to inspire you on your motherly journey. Written in short (read: potty-break-sized) vignettes, Story Mama offers both practical suggestions (ie. how to get your kids to eat their broccoli without turning into the Incredible Hulkess) and inspiration for the parenting journey (The Little Engine That Could’s ‘I think I can, I think I can…’). Always honest, but never preachy, Story Mama is a book that illustrates the beauty of mothering, cataloguing its hilarious missteps, but never missing a chance to bask in the joy of the journey.

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