An Idle Parent Is

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An alert friend and reader recently sent me this terrific excerpt from British author Tom Hodgkinson’s book “The Idle Parent: Why Laid-Back Parents Raise Happier and Healthier Kids.” It summarizes the author’s life-approach, which applies the “less is more” philosophy to parenting and everything else.

It also proposes a very practical rule to determine whether or not you are an effective parent: if you’re having fun, then you’re doing things right.

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