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David Petrie

Father, husband, writer, parent educator

David Petrie started sharing stories about fatherhood in a proven-effective parenting skills class run by a friend. He was asked to come to share his mistakes and never left; he has now taught the course for seven years. He worked as an adolescent behavioral therapist on a locked psychiatric ward and managed a day-treatment program for juvenile delinquents, but feels he learned the most about parenting while driving a school bus on a long route through the cornfields of Iowa. <br /> <br /> David now lives in Vermont with his wife and four children, and works as an editor for an <a href="http://www.channing-bete.com/" target="_hplink">educational publishing company</a>. E-mail him at <a href="mailto:vermont.daddy-o@gmail.com" target="_hplink">daddyshome.davidpetrie@gmail.com</a> and he'll write back -- he promises. <br /> <br /> You can also follow him on Twitter <a href="http://twitter.com/davidpetrie" target="_hplink">@davidpetrie</a>