The Well-Versed Parent (Paperback)
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"Dr. Hunter has created a book of exquisite insight into the feelings, hopes and dreams that lie beneath the parenting experience. A wise and beautiful book of essays and poetry for parents of all ages. And grandparents too " -from Rachel Naomi Remen, MD The poems brought together by Dr. Hunter explore the emotional and physical shifts of parenting. The combined wisdom of more than forty poets, including Sylvia Plath, Naomi Shihab Nye, Gary Snyder, Sharon Olds, and U.S. Poet Laureate Charles Wright, subtly expose the joys and fears families feel but rarely discuss. Prefaced with a blend of Hunter's anecdotes and essays on child development, each chapter honors a moment of transformation for children and their parents. This poet-pediatrician's book is a unique and powerful treatise on raising children, offering a new language of love for families to share.