New kids' books for modern families

Moms who travel for work.-
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Thu, Oct 6, 2011 4:22 PM EDT

The birds and the bees used to the be the trickiest talk parents tackled with their kids. Either life has gotten more complicated or parents have gotten more open (or both), but early childhood books are confronting a host of issues generations past never really addressed. And that's not a bad thing. The benefits of confronting fears, traumas and mixed messages in early childhood can help your child process the experience rather than repress it. But what exactly are we confronting these days? For starters, mommy's lower back tattoo.