WASHINGTON, April, 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite her efforts to learn everything possible about parenting, author Christina Brockett often found herself bewildered. In reaching out to the parenting community, she quickly discovered she was not alone and that a lot could be gained from others' learned lessons. That realization was the genesis for "The Missing Pages of the Parent Handbook," a 248-page journey through parenthood based on the collective wisdom of multiple moms and dads. (www.christinabrockett.com).
For many parents, the mountain of self-help style books on the art and science of childrearing can seem overwhelming. Frustration sets in, and mom and dad typically resign themselves to "winging it." Unlike most parenting resources, however, Brockett's book taps into collective wisdom to encourage and educate parents who are feeling overloaded.
"The Missing Pages" hits upon points that other, more narrowly focused books often pass over. Rather than induce anxiety or hyperactive planning, Brockett's book humanizes and personalizes the trials and tribulations of parenthood by incorporating wisdom from many different parenting stories.
The topics covered in "The Missing Pages" are variously heavy or light, and range from dealing with teachable moments gone wrong to bullying to postpartum depression. Both expectant parents as well as parents of grown children will find insightful, supportive information inside.
"Parenting is the most difficult job a person will ever have. Every phase of life, from newborn to teenaged, represents a new kind of challenge," explains Brockett. "But when parents embrace and celebrate the challenge, it becomes the most rewarding job, too. My hope is that 'The Missing Pages of the Parent Handbook' enables moms and dads to see how every day is literally a new adventure."
Brockett continues: "The stories in 'The Missing Pages' began as personal essays that I composed while struggling with parenthood. Later, in conversations with friends, I saw how much wisdom and experience was out there in the community, just waiting to be distilled. That was my greatest inspiration."
Brockett did not have a so-called traditional childhood; with the birth of her first child, she naturally had doubts about her ability to be a "great" parent. Drawing on the knowledge of other parents who also had to learn as they went, Brockett has written an informative and insightful book which brings together the community's collective wisdom.
Brockett published "The Missing Pages of the Parent Handbook" through Stella Maris Press LLC, and it is currently available for purchase on Amazon. The wisdom in "The Missing Pages" makes it a great gift for expectant or new parents, or even as a Mother's or Father's Day gift.
About the Author
Christina Brockett is a working mother, writer and maintains a mom blog at www.momevolving.com. Her work has appeared in the Frederick News Post, Frederick Magazine's City and County Guide, the Torpedo Factory Art Center and Getsparked.org. She lives outside of Washington, D.C. with her husband, two children and dog.
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