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Local author helps build stronger parent-child relationship
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Author Diana Webster announces the release of her new family novel, “The Parent,” which helps parents examine their own relationships with their children.
As the main character, 9-year-old Endy, struggles to build relationships with her mom and the old lady next door, readers are inspired to intentionally commit themselves to the relationships in their own lives. Endy only wishes that parents come with instruction manuals. But they don’t, so she is on her own as she tries to relate to her mom. Only the strange old lady next door seems interested in her. Gradually, she and the old lady become secret friends as they share time after school each day. When tragedy strikes, Endy has to ask her mom for help. But without a firm mother-daughter relationship, can Endy trust her mom?
Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or
Webster is a veteran public school teacher. She feels that building relationships is the key to success. Relationships start with noticing other people. From there, trust develops—bringing hope, confidence and commitment. Through “The Parent,” she hopes her readers will recognize that even failed relationships can bring hope and healing to others.