Book clubs help children, parents bond

After Wendy Ogden read “The Mother-Daughter Book Club,” she decided to start her own.

“I sped-read the book, and I was intrigued by what the author said about not knowing her own mother as a pal or a peer. The author started a book club to help her and her daughter learn more about one another and get beyond just a mother-daughter relationship,” Ogden said of the book by Shireen Dodson.

Ogden, of West Des Moines, and her daughter, Rachel, started a monthly mother-daughter book club and invited several of Rachel’s friends and their mothers to join. The 5-year-old club is made up of eighth-grade girls and their moms. They meet monthly. Read more…

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