Room to Grow: Twenty-Two Writers Encounter the Pleasures and Paradoxs of Raising Young Children

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Candid, reflective, and intimate essays that capture the essence of parenting. Harnessing the writing skill of a score of top contemporary writers, Christina Baker Kline has crafted an outstanding collection that touches the core of modern parenthood. The writers share their experiences as parents of children between the ages of two and ten-the period when our children are young and wholly dependent, before they have established separate identities. Each of these entertaining and evocative essays focuses on one ...

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Candid, reflective, and intimate essays that capture the essence of parenting. Harnessing the writing skill of a score of top contemporary writers, Christina Baker Kline has crafted an outstanding collection that touches the core of modern parenthood. The writers share their experiences as parents of children between the ages of two and ten-the period when our children are young and wholly dependent, before they have established separate identities. Each of these entertaining and evocative essays focuses on one central issue about raising young children:

the complexities of being a stay-at-home dad the urge to avoid making the same mistakes our parents did birth order and sibling rivalry giving our children a sense of racial identity.

Room to Grow is a kaleidoscope of the early years of childhood, revealing new patterns and yielding insights at each turn. A remarkable exploration of the parenting experience, Room to Grow eloquently discloses those priceless moments of joy and heartache, closeness and separation, wonder and exasperation, amazement and exhaustion that parents encounter every day with their young children.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780312263843
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 5/5/2000
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.46 (w) x 8.28 (h) x 0.59 (d)

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Christina Baker Kline is the author of two novels, Desire Lines and Sweet Water. She is the co-author, with Christina L. Baker, of The Conversation Begins: Mothers and Daughters Talk About Living Feminism and editor of Child of Mine: Original Essays on Becoming a Mother. Her work has appeared in The Yale Review, Ms., Parents, Southern Living, Family Life, and The New York Times Book Review, among other publications. She lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with her husband, David, and three young sons, Hayden, William, and Elias.

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