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Everything I know about parenting I learned at the movies

Everything I know about parenting I learned at the movies

I have never been a big fan of resorting to the Internet when it comes to parenting. Although words sometimes fail me when I'm confronting daughters who, occasionally, eschew homework for Snapchat or respond with ill-advised eye rolls, it still seems easier to mumble, "We'll discuss this later" as opposed to Googling Dr. Spock or Dr. Phil for answers. Of course that was before I stumbled across americanrhetoric.com Laid out in front of me were dozens of the most brilliant movie speeches, complete with video from the actual films, that I realized could come in handy when engaged in a parent/child showdown. Repeatedly viewing Morgan Freeman scream, "This is not a...

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