In Praise of Normal Kids Commentator Ayelet Waldman used to be envious of parents who had "gifted children." But lately, she's learned to embrace the average, normal child. And that's lucky: She is the mother of four of them.
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In Praise of Normal Kids

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In Praise of Normal Kids

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In Praise of Normal Kids

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Commentator Ayelet Waldman used to be envious of parents who had "gifted children." But lately, she's learned to embrace the average, normal child. And that's lucky: She is the mother of four of them.

Ayelet Waldman is the author of 'Love and Other Impossible Pursuits.' She lives in Berkeley, Calif.

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