Diane Tegarden did a “parentectomy” of her father who was verbally and physically abusive. Her first memory of being hit with a closed fist was when she was 5 or 6, after she expressed her opinion in response to his question. I offered multiple strategies for healing those wounds. Then Tracy DeGraaf, mother of 5 sons, has written Laugh Anyway Mom. Her kids have taken her to hospital emergency rooms 21 times. She shares her philosophy of parenting in a nutshell in a fun conversation.