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License to Parent by Christina Hillsberg and Ryan Hillsberg
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Jun 08, 2021 | ISBN 9780593408858 | 447 Minutes

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Advance Praise for License to Parent

“What does a spy know about raising kids? Usually they don’t tell you. Lucky for us, this one is ready to talk.” –Lenore Skenazy, author of Free-Range Kids and president of Let Grow 

“A fresh and fascinating perspective on child-rearing.” –Kirkus Reviews

“This book is unlike all other parenting books; it’s a real story, told from the point-of-view of a CIA agent who first becomes a step-mom and, then, a mom. The advice is funny, important, refreshing and oh-so-needed. I’m so glad I made time for this book.” –Zibby Owens, author of Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books

License to Parent is a fascinating view of child rearing through the lens of two ex-CIA agents. The result is a compelling story based on years of specialized training woven into practical techniques that parents and non-parents alike can benefit from learning.”
– Jessica Joelle Alexander, co-author of The Danish Way of Parenting

“Insightful and entertaining, this is a winning spin on the usual parenting fare.” –Publishers Weekly

“With tips for staying safe online, living by one’s principles, and finding a healthy balance with risk, this is a fascinating and useful take on parenting.” –Library Journal

“This antidote to helicopter-parenting culture encourages parents to let their kids have authentic experiences of success and failure, preparing children for real life while enjoying the adventure along the way.” –Booklist

“You don’t need to be afraid to give your kids independence. Just get them ready. License to Parent will help you prepare your kids—and yourself—to handle almost any risk life presents.”
–Sara Zaske, author of Achtung, Baby: An American Mom on the German Art of Raising Self-Reliant Children

“License to Parent is full of great parenting tactics, riveting stories from their life in the CIA, and, on top of that, it’s FUN. … I’ll never be a good spy, but with the help of the Hillsbergs, I can be a good mom.” —Melanie Dale, author of Calm the H*ck Down: How to Let Go and Lighten Up about Parenting 

“What does being a spy have to do with being a parent? A lot. The intriguing storytelling reads like a novel but the real takeaways here are the crucial everyday skills anyone can teach their kids so they become more independent, more resourceful, and more confident.”
– Eve Rodsky, author of Fair Play

“In a world where helicopter parenting and hyper involvement in our children’s lives have become norm, License to Parent is a refreshing and much-needed reminder that our kids are way more capable than we give them credit for. Irreverent, hilarious and savvy, this book will empower your kids not merely to survive, but to thrive!” –Linda McGurk, author of There’s No Such Thing As Bad Weather: A Scandinavian Mom’s Secrets for Raising Healthy, Resilient, and Confident Kids (From Friluftsliv to Hygge)

“Christina Hillsberg, along with husband Ryan Hillsberg, delivers fun and fresh take on parenting guides perfect for parents looking to navigate the risks around raising a child today…This book is ultimately a gem because, unlike any other parenting book―and even many survival books―I’ve read, License to Parent focuses on teaching the reader how to make decisions quickly and effectively…Be sure to add this to your parenting book club.” —Ladders

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