This petite primer is filled with real-life stories about how precious our children are. Author Judy Ford teaches parenting classes, is a family therapist, and most importantly is a devoted parent herself. She draws from personal as well as professional experience, delighting you with advice about how important it is to give your children an excuse to laugh, take every opportunity to be happy, and savor the moments. Anecdotes including "Handle with Care," "Ask Their Opinions," and "Brag About Them" will help you discover alternatives to nagging, lecturing, or shouting at your kids when you feel pushed to the limits. You'll remember what makes your own children special and find ways of expressing your joy over being their parent.