They are trite, insipid and--for the most part--maddeningly simplistic. But one reason all those little "meditations for" books do so well is that, buried among the cliches, they do contain shreds of wisdom designed to appeal to segments of society that are at wits' ends.
Hence, from Fireside/Parkside, "Meditations for Parents Who Do Too Much."
Leaving aside the title's redundancy (breathes there a parent anywhere who does not do too much?), the book's authors, Jonathon and Wendy Lazear, offer a year's worth of support for stressed-out moms and dads.