So, how do these gentle ex-Vikings raise their kids to be so damned happy? These Crib Notes will explain, using the book’s adorable 6-part acronym, “PARENT.”

1. P is for Play

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2. A Is For Authenticity

Protecting Kids From All Unpleasant Feelings Stunts Their Emotional Growth

3. R is for Reframing

Perception Is Everything

4. E Is For Empathy

The Ability To Recognize And Understand Feelings In Others Is A Skill

5. N Is For No Ultimatums

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6. T Is For Togetherness

Cozy Around Together

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