To my agent, Lauren Galit, who first gave my unfocused but passionate book focus. Her commitment and belief in me were always unwavering.
To Bob Nirkind, who gave me this amazing publishing opportunity. His intuition about who I am and his guidance with what I wanted to accomplish with this book gave me great comfort as I plowed through this sometimes scary and intimidating, but amazingly fulfilling process.
To Louis Greenstein, my fantastic editor. Who knew editing could be so fun? His intelligence, humor, and total understanding of me—and my book—were priceless gifts.
To the hundreds of parents I have met over the years who laugh with me and cry with me. I admire their openness to parenting in a new way in this challenging ...