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“You Are Not a Sh*tty Parent is the practical, funny, and loving friend you need to get through the real challenges of parenting. Carla completely understands how chaotic and hard parenting is—and how we doubt and question ourselves—because she’s been there. Her take on the powerful medicine of self-compassion is to serve it with a loving spoonful of irreverent humor to help it land in our real lives. If you’re frustrated, struggling, and sick of holier-than-thou parenting books, grab this book and get the (very real) help it offers with a welcome dose of wit.”

– Hunter Clarke Fields, author of Raising Good Humans

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About Carla

Carla Naumburg, PhD, is a clinical social worker, writer, and mother. She is the author of five books, including the bestselling How to Stop Losing Your Sh*t With Your Kids. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, CNN, and Mindful Magazine, among other places. Carla lives outside of Boston with her husband and two daughters.

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Another Starred Review for You Are Not a Sh*tty Parent!

I am delighted to share that You Are Not a Sh*tty Parent has received a second starred review, this time from Booklist! "Naumburg’s advice is invaluable and reassuring while—it can’t be overstated—truly embracing the humor of it all. The rare parenting book that...

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YOU ARE NOT A SH*TTY PARENT 2022-2023 Tour Dates

9/29/22 - Newtonville Books, Newton, MA - In Person 11/3 - 11/4/22 - Evelyn Rubenstein JCC, Houston, TX - In Person 11/12/22 - An Unlikely Story Book Store, Plainville, MA - In Person 11/15/22 - PJ Library National Parent Community, National - Virtual 11/17/22 -...

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It’s a Starred Review for You Are Not a Sh*tty Parent!

Library Journal gave You Are Not a Sh*tty Parent a starred review! Here's the best part (IMO):  "VERDICT It’s easy to see why Naumburg’s side-splittingly funny and relatable work resonates so strongly during a challenging time. Essential reading." You can read the...

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