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Reviews or notices about books of interest. 

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September 27, 2018
Summary

This book offers information and inspiration, and also abundant warnings about the barriers to play in our society. Unfortunately, in our culture it is a challenge to offer children abundant opportunities for creative play. Parents must be vigilant and they must take actions that are counter to much of what has become the "norm." 

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Play
January 8, 2014
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Author Rachel Macy Stafford tells her own story—about being buried in busy-ness—until finally she recognized the negative effects of her distractedness, her perfectionism and hurry-up habits. Her book about time and relationships is Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters.

September 25, 2013
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Play is essential for children! Kids play alone, with siblings, friends—and with their parents. This book is about parent-child play.

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Play Parenting
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January 1, 2001
Summary

Book Review of The Irreducible Needs of Children, by The Irreducible Needs of Children: What Every Child Must Have to Grow, Learn, and Flourish by T. Berry Brazelton, M.D. and Stanley I. Greenspan, M.D.