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Whale Done Parenting by Chuck Tompkins, Thad Lacinak, Ken Blanchard

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CHAPTER NineWord Gets AroundWhale Done Parenting of All Ages

AS IN MANY modern communities, people in the Sheldrakes’ neighborhood hardly knew each other. Almost without exception the parents worked; absent all day from home, they spent evenings and weekends with their families. Although Amy and Matt were on a first-name basis with their immediate neighbors, they would not have known the others except for a plan that had been instituted by people on their street before they moved in. This was the block party.

Every few months a notice would come around, stating the date, time, and address at which the next neighborhood potluck was to be held. These were always enjoyable gatherings, and Matt and Amy were happy to participate and get to know people ...

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