Wednesday, March 14, 2012

365 Ways To Say "I Love You" To Your Kids: A Book Review

About The Book:

Parents adore their kids, but expressions of love can get lost in the mayhem of carpools, diaper changes, and afterschool activity schedules. Jay Payleitner, author of 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad and proud father of five, inspires parents to turn love into an action verb with 365 simple and doable ideas:
  • Call your children out on the front lawn to see a double rainbow.
  • Let them see you reading your Bible and praying. Often.
  • Learn to say “I love you” in different languages...and say it.
  • Offer to do the dishes when it’s their turn at the sink.
  • Find an article or website about something they like and share it with them
New and seasoned parents (or grandparents) will appreciate these silly to serious suggestions that lead to joy, laughter, and connection one loving moment at a time.
You can read an excerpt of this book, here, in PDF format
About The Author:
Jay Payleitner is one of the top freelance Christian radio producers in the United States. He has worked on Josh McDowell Radio, Today's Father, Jesus Freaks Radio for The Voice of the Martyrs, Project Angel Tree with Chuck Colson, and many others. He’s also a popular speaker at men's events and the author of the bestselling 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad, 365 Ways to Say “I Love You” to Your Kids, and 52 Things Wives Need from a Husband. He has also served as an AWANA director, a wrestling coach, and executive director of the Illinois Fatherhood Initiative. Jay and his wife, Rita, make their home in the Chicago area, where they’ve raised five great kids and loved on ten foster babies.
My Review:
If you are looking for ideas to let your kids know you love them in fun and tangible ways, look no further then 365 Ways To Say I Love You To Your Kids by Jay Payleitner. Look at just some of these great ideas:
*Quit Smoking
*Learn the international sign language for "I love you" and use it across the room, across the yard, or across the gym
*Make a big deal about an improvement in a report card
The book has tons of fantastic, easy to implement (and mostly free) ideas, that will have your child happy that you are taking a vested interest in them. Its a fantastic gift idea for all parents in your life, young and old, and because the ideas are in point form, you can read the book from any point. Just open it, point and do whatever idea your finger lands on! Yes, it is that simple to show our kids we love them, and without embarassing ourselves and them. And you could even use it on your parents and siblings, they are not relation specific, which is great!
I highly recommend this great book and give it a huge thumbs up.
BUY IT: You can purchase 365 Ways To Say "I Love You" To Your Kids at your favorite book seller from Harvest House Publishers
***I received an electronic copy of this book, courtesy of Harvest House Publishers and NetGalley, for the purpose of review on this blog***

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