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Chicken Soup for the Soul: On Being a Parent

Inspirational, Humorous, and Heartwarming Stories about Parenthood

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Parents will love these inspirational, humorous, and heartwarming stories about the hardest and most rewarding job in the world — parenthood!

This upbeat and compelling book includes the best selections on parenting from Chicken Soup’s rich history, with 101 stories carefully selected to appeal to both mothers and fathers. This is a great book for couples to share, whether they are just embarking on their new adventure as parents or reflecting on their lifetime experience.

Stories were written by parents about their children and by children about their parents. A whole chapter on adoptive and foster parents is included. There is a common thread of caring, humor, hard work, and the joy of being a parent. Older parents will laugh, cry, and nod their heads as they recognize shared experiences shaping young lives. New parents will smile as they read about the adventures yet to come.

Photograph by Derek Smith

Jack Canfield is co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series, which includes forty New York Times bestsellers, and coauthor of The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. He is a leader in the field of personal transformation and peak performance and is currently CEO of the Canfield Training Group and Founder and Chairman of the Board of The Foundation for Self-Esteem. An internationally renowned corporate trainer and keynote speaker, he lives in Santa Barbara, California.

 Mark Victor Hansen is a co-founder of Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Photograph by Susan Morrow