Good Parents, Tough Times

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The bestselling authors of The Roller-Coaster Years and Parenting 911 draw deeply on the rich Catholic spiritual tradition in this guide for parents and children in crisis. (Catholic)
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Loyola Press
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Published on
Jun 30, 2010
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Pages
248
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ISBN
9780829431131
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Language
English
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Family & Relationships / Parenting / General
Religion / General
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