The Kids Are All Right…The Parents, Not So Much

all joypar•ent noun ˈper-ənt : a person who is a father or mother : a person who has a child

Yes, it’s a noun people. Or, at least, it used to be. Books like Jennifer Senior’s bestselling All Joy and No Fun explore how we’ve managed to take literally the most natural thing on earth and complicate the heck out of it. For frazzled parents who want more permission to keep it real, recommend:

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Karen Kleckner Keefe is the director of the Hinsdale (IL) Public Library, a Booklist reviewer, and one of Library Journal's 2009 "Movers and Shakers."

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