'The Missing Pages of the Parent Handbook,' a Refreshing Detour from Other Genre Titles, Honored as Finalist in Parenting & Family Category for 2013 USA Best Book Awards Author Christina Brockett's book covers bases other parenting books skip

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Missing Pages of the Parent Handbook was selected as a Finalist in the Parenting & Family category of the 2013 USA Best Book Awards, sponsored by USA Book News.

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When author Christina Brockett first became a parent, she quickly realized that true parenting wisdom comes from those who have been in the parental trenches. Her book The Missing Pages of the Parent Handbook is a product of years of interviews of ordinary moms and dads from across the country.

Unlike other self-help style books, "The Missing Pages" focuses less on the art and science of childrearing and more on supporting and educating parents who are feeling overloaded. The stories contained in the book cover a broad spectrum of issues from light to heavy through many phases of life. Each story takes the reader through a parental trial and ends with a note of wisdom. Both expectant parents as well as parents of grown children will find insightful, supportive information inside.

"I wanted the book to be like talking to a close friend who shares their story with the reader, but more importantly shares what they learned from the experience so that the mom or dad reading the book comes out wiser," explains Brockett.

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 the community's collective wisdom together.

Brockett published The Missing Pages of the Parent Handbook through Stella Maris Press LLC, and it is available for purchase from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Apple.

About the Author

Christina Brockett is a working mother, speaker, writer and mom blogger of MomEvolving.com. She has appeared as a guest on Al Jazeera America and numerous radio shows nationally. 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. http://www.christinabrockett.com


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