It took less than an hour after I got my first smart phone this year to download Angry Birds. I was hooked from the beginning. I've beaten every level and now I'm working on getting 3-stars on every level. (If you don't know what I'm talking about, I doubt you'll want to continue reading. I won't take offense.) But after a recent conversation at work about what angry bird we would consider ourself, I thought about extending the metaphor to parenting. So below are my thoughts on how to not parent like an angry bird.