Muddling Through: Perspectives on Parenting

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"When I was asked to write this book it was not because I am an accredited child rearing expert. I have no degree, credentials or recognition as a child raising expert. I am a professional storyteller who occasionally tells stories about parenting. Here’s an important credential I do hold: I have won the West Virginia Liars’ Contest five times.. . The advice I offer, however, is honest. I have two kids who, at this writing, are eight and eleven years old. That gives me nineteen collective years in the parenting trenches. I cannot claim to be a

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Overview

"When I was asked to write this book it was not because I am an accredited child rearing expert. I have no degree, credentials or recognition as a child raising expert. I am a professional storyteller who occasionally tells stories about parenting. Here’s an important credential I do hold: I have won the West Virginia Liars’ Contest five times.. . The advice I offer, however, is honest. I have two kids who, at this writing, are eight and eleven years old. That gives me nineteen collective years in the parenting trenches. I cannot claim to be a successful parent. I’m not sure when any parent can deem their job a success. Your child’s whole life will be greatly determined by the portion they spend with you. I am offering what advice I can with the idea that I think my wife and I are doing pretty well.

I should admit that I have never before written an advice book, never read an advice book, and don’t have much intention of ever reading one. I’m not sure I’ve ever even read an instruction manual past the point where it says, “Before attempting to operate this device you need to thoroughly read these instructions.” I just muddle through.” —from the Introduction

While National storyteller Bil Lepp has been known to lie in public, in his book Muddling Through he gives us some truths he has learned from being a parent and from having parents.  Each lesson has a story attached which makes it not only fun reading, but memorable learning as well..

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". . . the humor is sophisticated. . . the laugh out-loud stories are lively . . . " —School Library Journal
"Bil Lepp—think Jeff Foxworthy with the comedic patience of Bill Cosby." —Lou Harry, Indianapolis Business Journal  
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781938301032
  • Publisher: Familius
  • Publication date: 4/15/2013
  • Pages: 126
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

A storyteller, author, and recording artist, Lepp’s works have received awards and recognition from The Parents’ Choice Foundation, The National Parenting Publications Assoc., Storytelling World, and the Public Library Assoc. Lepp has been featured numerous times at the National Storytelling Festival, and at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and major storytelling and corporate events across the country. Bil lives in Charleston, WV with his wife and two children.

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  • Posted August 15, 2012

    I've seen Bil Lepp in person and heard his fantastic stories, bu

    I've seen Bil Lepp in person and heard his fantastic stories, but this
    book goes beyond what I've seen him accomplish in front of a crowd. It's
    not only funny, it's moving and poignant; it reminds us of what we hoped
    to be as parents and the grand visions we had when we first held our
    baby. Bil reminds us of what we're capable of and how to get there--it's
    really simple, to play, to love, to cook, to listen, to have tradition,
    etc. A great book for any parent, whether just starting out or a veteran.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2012

    I am sure the book is wonderful. I just want to know why it is

    I am sure the book is wonderful. I just want to know why it is $4.99 on Amazon and $8.39 on Barnes and Noble

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