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It is amazing to me that many people believe they are experts in parenting. Parents who didn’t have siblings or babysat believe that the books will give them all the answers.  Sadly they do not.  All children are different and each parent needs to learn about their child, their idiosyncrasies, their likes and dislikes and even their sleeping habits.  In many of the old TV shows the parents were strict and passed out punishments.  There are also videos on Facebook of parents who  physically harm their children, don’t feed them well and allow them to live in less than ideal conditions while they eat whatever they want and sleep in their own room.  Some of the rules the moms and dads have are often for their convenience.  They also believe that they know better when in reality they do not.  No one is a perfect parent.  Our parents made mistakes and so did we but we tried to do better.  In custody battles, the children always suffer.  Parenting becomes a competition. I saw a show the other day in which the wife was in the military on active duty in Iraq.  She begged her superiors to release her but they refused.  Finally, when she was home on leave her husband decided he would take the fall for non existent child abuse so she wouldn’t die.  Their son injured himself skateboarding and the mother claimed as did the boy that the father did the harm.  It’s a mixed up world when a parent cannot leave the military that she fought for freedom for this country to obtain her own freedom. In the Good Gus series I had single parent families and families with a mum and dad.  I felt it gave a better perception of then and now. The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Digitizing for all the books are available now!  “Misplaced Trust” is now available on Amazon in e-book form.

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