Summary and book reviews of Chicken Soup for The Parent's Soul by Jack Canfield

Chicken Soup for The Parent's Soul

101 Stories of Loving, Learning, and Parenting

by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen

Chicken Soup for The Parent's Soul by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen
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    Sep 2000, 400 pages
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    Oct 2001, 400 pages

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With contributions from celebrity and "ordinary" parents alike, each story speaks to the range of emotions and experiences of all types of parents.



Certain to appeal to all parents—whether you're expecting or raising your first child, in-the-trenches veterans or empty-nesters— this delightful Chicken Soup book offers a collection of inspiring and entertaining stories that relate to the triumphs, tribulations, challenges and joys of raising a family. 

Chapters include: The Joys of Parenting; A Mother’s Love; A Father’s Love; Special Connections; Special Moments; Insights and Lessons; Overcoming Obstacles; Surviving Loss; Across The Generations; and Letting Go.

With contributions from celebrity and “ordinary” parents alike, each story speaks to the range of emotions and experiences of all types of parents—single parents, foster parents, parents of adopted children, or part of a two-parent family with biological children. By sharing the personal experiences of others, this book will offer inspiration and advice to parents going through a difficult time; provide reassurance to those who worry that they’re not living up to the Supermom or Superdad ideal; and share a wealth of experiences that show why being a parent is such a worthwhile and rewarding vocation.

This book is a must-read for any parent or parent-to-be!

The Pickle Jar

His heritage to his children wasn't words or possessions, but an unspoken treasure, the treasure of his example as a man and a father.
—Will Rogers

As far back as I can remember, the large pickle jar sat on the floor beside the dresser in my parents' bedroom. When Dad got ready for bed, he would empty his pockets and toss his coins into the jar. As a small boy I was always fascinated at the sounds the coins made as they were dropped into the jar. They landed with a merry jingle when the jar was almost empty. Then the tones gradually muted to a dull thud as the jar was filled. I used to squat on the floor in front of the jar and admire the copper and silver circles that glinted like a pirate's treasure when the sun poured through the bedroom window.

When the jar was filled, Dad would sit at the kitchen table and roll the coins before taking them to the bank. Taking the coins to the bank was always a big production. Stacked neatly in a small ...

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Though many listeners snicker about the Chicken Soup series, this edition about parenting has some of the finest stories and narrative performances anyone will hear in an audiobook. To appreciate it, you'll have to open up your inspiration port--judge not and, above all, don't expect anything like advice or direction. It's "soupy" by design, but extremely well done. Even for people maxxed-out on inspiration, it's a nice collection of stories and a boost for anyone enduring the long grind that raising children is for most parents.

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