What's the Actual Risk You're a Parent

But, with children, there are always new mysteries to be solved. For many of our friends with teenagers, the mysteries involve theft. That's why I'm working on a new quiz, "Rate Your Risk of Having Your Car Keys -- As Well as Your Heart -- Stolen by Your Children."

Excerpted from In The Beginning...there Were No Diapers: Laughing Learning In First Years Of Fatherhood.

Tim Bete is well known for his award-winning parenting humor column, "Where I Live," has been featured in the Christian Science Monitor and more than a dozen parenting magazines. His column is the basis for his book, In The Beginning...there Were No Diapers.

Tim has also contributed to several books, including
• Amazing Grace for the Catholic Heart
• From the Heart: Stories of Love and Friendship
• Misadventures of Moms and Disasters of Dads
• Become a Published Writer. Bete resides with his wife in Beavercreek, Ohio, with their three children. His hobbies include pushing his luck, skating on thin ice, and fishing his kids' toys out of the toilet.

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