Why Do You Love Me? by Laura Schlessinger

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Sammy's mother finished his bedtime story and kissed him on the tip of his nose. This always made Sammy smile. "I love you", she said.

Sammy smiled again and looked at her. "Why do you love me?" he asked.
So begins this gently reassuring story about a mothers unconditional love. Mother explains to Sammy that it's not what he does that makes her love him--while she appreciates all the wonderful things he does, she loves him because he's the one and only Sammy in the world, and because he's her son.

Why Do You Love Me? is a wonderful book for parents and children to read together, guaranteed to open the door to parent and child discussions about love as both a feeling and a responsibility.

 

About Laura Schlessinger

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Dr. Laura Schlessinger holds a post doctoral certification in marriage, family and child therapy and is licensed by the state of California as a marriage and family therapist. She is the author of best-selling children's books, Why Do You Love Me?, But I Waaannt It!, Growing Up Is Hard and best-selling adult books, Ten Stupid Things Couples Do To Mess Up Their Relationships, Ten Stupid Things Parents Do to Mess Up Their Kids, The Ten Commandments, How Could You Do That? The Abdication of Character, Courage and Conscience, Ten Stupid Things Men Do To Mess Up Their Lives, and Ten Stupid Things Women Do To Mess Up Their Lives. Dr. Laura is a leading radio talk show host whose weekday show is syndicated nationwide to approximately 12 million listeners. She is also the president and founder of the Dr. Laura Schlessinger Foundation, devoted to abused and neglected kids through its unique outreach of My Stuff Bags. She lives with her husband, Dr. Lew Bishop, and their son, Deryk, in southern California. Lambert writes books and videos for children, and has taught preschool. Daniel McFeeley is the illustrator of Why Do You Love Me? and But I Waaannt It! He has worked in film, television, and theater as a visual effects artist and designer. Mr. McFeeley lives in Van Nuys, California.
 
Published April 1, 1999 by Harpercollins Childrens Books. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Self Help, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Radio therapist ""Dr. Laura"" Schlessinger tackles the concept of unconditional love in her debut book for children, the first in a projected series of ""subjects worthy of discussion with your children."" At bedtime, a boy asks his mother whether she loves him for all the good things he does or ...

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