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    Mommy Guilt


    Devra Renner and Aviva Pflock
    co-authors of the Award Winning book:

    Mommy Guilt:
    Learn to Worry Less, Focus on What Matters Most, & Raise Happier Kids

    Stop stressing and start enjoying your children!
    Welcome to Parentopia where we believe that moms and dads (grandparents too) will experience parenting for pleasure!  Escape the “func” from feeling dysfunctional and get the feeling of “fun” into how you function as a parent.

    Here at Parentopia, there is no such thing as a "good" or "bad" parent. Good and bad parenting experiences are what we address.  How do they affect the way we see ourselves as parents?  How do our kids interact with us as a result of what we do?  Do you know when to say when? Are you empowered to move on to something different without feeling like a failure?  Parentopia is a place where you will find support and encouragement as you develop your own method of parenting for pleasure. 

    Why are we different from other experts out there? Why should you pay attention to what we have to say?  Because we said so, that’s why!  (Sorry, just had a little mommy moment.)  Here is the real deal: We do not base our view on a specific technique, theory or current popular ideological perspective.  Our take on parenting for pleasure is that an eclectic collection of information is required in order for a parent to feel effective and confident.  Each member of your family is unique, and parenting is not a cookie cutter world. This means that we encourage parents to take a look at ideas that they may have intitially rejected, while also gleaning ideas from sources they immediately are drawn towards.  Our view is that all parenting methods can have value, even seemingly weird and wacky ones, because they help us to figure out what will work and what won’t in our own family. 

    Invite us to your community and together we will explore the pains and pleasures of parenting as we offer up some practical ideas for creating your very own Parentopia. 

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    Mommy Guilt:
    Learn to Worry Less, Focus on what Matters Most, & Raise Happier Kids

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