I'm generally not very interested in reading parenting books--I figure that either I'll disagree with the author, wasting both our times, or, conversely, I'll realize all the things I've done wrong when it's too late. But I enjoyed Jennifer Grant's adoption book so much that I read her next one too.
Jennifer has done an extraordinary thing I think in showing us a real and healthy family (not perfect, but good enough) when such a picture is very hard to come by.
Anyone who comes from a family background of serious dysfunction might not even know what to aim for in their family life. Is arguing normal? Are these boys trying to actually kill each other? Will she end up in jail? Also, is parenting preschoolers *supposed* to be this exhausting?
Jennifer writes from that place, with hard-won confidence and peace to share with other parents. Read her and relax.