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The Practical Guide to Weekend Parenting: 101 Ways to Bond with Your Children While Having Fun

by Doug Hewitt

PUBLISHED: 30th September 2006
ISBN: 9781578262335
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PUBLISHED: 30th September 2006
ISBN: 9781578262335

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Creative, Affordable, and Fun Weekend Activities Whether you're divorced, separated, or just working long hours, it's getting harder and harder to spend one-on-one time with your children. Instead of turning on the television and walking away, there's now an easy way to strengthen your parent-child ties, take charge and teach, and have fun with your kids- all at the same time. Written by a divorced father of three, "The Practical Guide to Weekend Parenting" offers a no-nonsense approach to parenting and gives sensible advice from a parent who has walked in your shoes. Its collection of 101 projects is designed to help you actively raise, nurture, and guide your children. Each adventure is packed with suggestions to help you interact with your children:

  • Lists of conversation-starters to promote bonding
  • An aside to the parents with practical advice from the trenches
  • Activities included for every interest
  • Includes a variety of easy-to-search chapters
  • Fun facts to share with the kids, and more
Filled with author anecdotes and including activities all ages can enjoy, "The Practical Guide to Weekend Parenting" will make sure you make the most of every moment with your kids.

Publisher Description

Creative, Affordable, and Fun Weekend Activities Whether you're divorced, separated, or just working long hours, it's getting harder and harder to spend one-on-one time with your children. Instead of turning on the television and walking away, there's now an easy way to strengthen your parent-child ties, take charge and teach, and have fun with your kids- all at the same time. Written by a divorced father of three, The Practical Guide to Weekend Parenting offers a no-nonsense approach to parenting and gives sensible advice from a parent who has walked in your shoes. Its collection of 101 projects is designed to help you actively raise, nurture, and guide your children. Each adventure is packed with suggestions to help you interact with your children:

  • Lists of conversation-starters to promote bonding
  • An aside to the parents with practical advice from the trenches
  • Activities included for every interest
  • Includes a variety of easy-to-search chapters
  • Fun facts to share with the kids, and more

Filled with author anecdotes and including activities all ages can enjoy, The Practical Guide to Weekend Parenting will make sure you make the most of every moment with your kids.

Author Biography

Doug Hewitt is the author of "The Practical Guide to Weekend Parenting," Divorced with three children in 1993, he soon discovered how tough parenting could really be, Doug is a frequent speaker on parenting. In 2005, he married his high school sweetheart, who came with a whole new set of challenges: grandkids.
Robin Hewitt coordinates the behind-the-scenes tasks of research for each writing project, compiling the Fun Facts, Asides, Tips, and other features. Robin considers being a grandmother the greatest gift of her life.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents: Introduction to Weekend Parenting Chapter 1:At Home Mural Painting Board Games Card Games Letter Writing Marble Games Draw Pictures Carve Soap Shape Clay Chapter 2:In the Yard Plant a Garden Roast Marshmallows Fort Building Catch Lightning Bugs Construct Mechanical Gardens Search for Four-Leaf Clovers Chapter 3:At the Park Kites Paper Airplanes Puddle Splashing Picnics Playgrounds Chapter 4:Overnight Activities Movie Night Build Weekend Storage Boxes Weekend Journals Chapter 5:Road Trip Car Games Round Robin Stories U.S. Patent Awards Tongue Twisters Discuss a Topic Chapter 6:Local Fun Miniature Golf Bowling Hiking Sports Libraries Swimming Shopping Showtime Movie Theater Flea Markets Yard Sales Roller Skating Chapter 7:Long Distance Adventures Museums State Park Festival, Carnival, or Circus Gemstone Hunting Boat Racing Chapter 8:Holiday Fun New Year's Day Valentine's Day Easter Memorial Day Fourth of July Labor Day Halloween Thanksgiving Christmas Birthday Chapter 9:Learning Things to Do (While Growing Up) Sewing Shaving Tool Use Card Designing Magazine Subscriptions List Making Chapter 10:Winter Activities Snowmen Skiing Sledding Sculpting Snow Snow Trekking Snow Play Chapter 11:Parenting from the Car Trunk Frisbee Golf Club Notebooks and Color Pencils/Markers Football Cards Books Lacrosse Sticks Chapter 12:Quick-The Kids Are Here! Cooking Meals Puzzles Video Games Cartoons Carve Out New Space Home Repairs Bake Cookies Design Your Own T-Shirt Charades Weather Investigation Finger Painting Mobiles and Dreamcatchers Chapter 13:Advance Planning Required Movie Making Rockets Book Making Collage Acting Scrapbook Photo Album Gold-Star Bulletin Board Home/Apartment Redecorating Volunteering Boy Scouts/Girl Scouts Musical Instruments Bridges * Ant Farms Afterword Index of Activities

Long Description

Creative, Affordable, and Fun Weekend Activities Whether you're divorced, separated, or just working long hours, it's getting harder and harder to spend one-on-one time with your children. Instead of turning on the television and walking away, there's now an easy way to strengthen your parent-child ties, take charge and teach, and have fun with your kids- all at the same time. Written by a divorced father of three, "The Practical Guide to Weekend Parenting" offers a no-nonsense approach to parenting and gives sensible advice from a parent who has walked in your shoes. Its collection of 101 projects is designed to help you actively raise, nurture, and guide your children. Each adventure is packed with suggestions to help you interact with your children: - Lists of conversation-starters to promote bonding - An aside to the parents with practical advice from the trenches - Activities included for every interest - Includes a variety of easy-to-search chapters - Fun facts to share with the kids, and more Filled with author anecdotes and including activities all ages can enjoy, "The Practical Guide to Weekend Parenting" will make sure you make the most of every moment with your kids.

Product Details

Author
Doug Hewitt
Short Title
PRAC GT WEEKEND PARENTING
Pages
182
Publisher
Hatherleigh Press
Language
English
ISBN-10
157826233X
ISBN-13
9781578262335
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2006
Publication Date
2006-09-30
Country of Publication
United States
Subtitle
101 Ways to Bond with Your Children While Having Fun
Audience
General/Trade