Do people you otherwise love and respect still not get you or your child? Then I heartily recommend gifting them the new book My Baby Rides the Short Bus this holiday season. It is a diverse collection of truth tellings about parenting our wonderful, challenged, and challenging kids. While the stories spill over with love and hope and advocacy, they also illustrate our frustrations with the way other people see and treat both us and our children -- as well as with anyone who has ever said, "I don't know HOW you do it!"
Instead of trying to make us saints, the book shows that we are human. Throw it at the heads of everyone you love this holiday season!
Disclosure: I have a story in My Baby Rides the Short Bus. But so do Jennyalice and thirty other authors.
Three more books with empathy power, and which also make you a thoughtful gifter.