... promises--and delivers--a treasure chest of ideas to build cherished memories and strong family connections. Keep this book close by." -Judy Blume
"She reminds us that trust is best forged in small, everyday exchanges with children...This is a book anyone who spends time with a child will want to keep handy." -Melinda Blau, author (with the late Tracy Hogg) of Family Whispering: The Baby Whisperer's Commonsense Strategies for Communicating and Connecting with the People You Love and Making Your Whole Family Stronger
"Dr. Newman has updated strategies for parents to connect with their kids that incorporate new technologies for the 21st century, while never losing sight of those timeless non-technological ways that parents can engender memories and valuable experiences." - Peter L. Stavinoha, Director of Neuropsychology at Children's Medical Center of Dallas
"Skip the elaborate birthday party with a petting zoo or laser tag. If you really want to show your kids that you love them, read Little Things Long Remembered. Susan Newman lists lots of little things that make your kids feel special every day of the year."
- Jen Singer, author of You're a Good Mom (and Your Kids Aren't So Bad Either)
"For today's busy parents, this is a treasure trove of ways to engage children, build close family bonds, and ensure special memories for years to come." -Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD, developmental psychologist
"This wonderful book warms parents' hearts and offers them timeless, easy-to-deliver, valuable advice for building a loving connection with their children." -Jeffrey Bernstein, PhD, author of 10 Days to a Less Defiant Child
"Here's a book that gets it: We may not have time to create elaborate meals or do-it-yourself projects, but we want our kids to look back on a childhood sparkling with memories, including some imperfect ones..." -Lenore Skenazy, author of the book and blog Free-Range Kids
"Parents often worry how to prepare children for an uncertain future, but Susan Newman reminds us that it's the present-- and the bond we build with our kids each day--that really matters." -Carlin Flora, journalist and author of Friendfluence: The Surprising Ways Friends Makes Us Who We Are
"Whatever your age or stage in life or your family configuration, this new edition of Little Things Long Remembered will help you create wonderful memories for every generation. It brims with fresh, uncomplicated suggestions for whatever available time you have-- from a few minutes to a few weekend hours. Newman puts family first in ways that are both inspiring and gratifying." -Susan Ginsberg, Publisher & Editor, Work & Family Life
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Five hundred realistic, simple, and inexpensive ideas for strengthening family ties and fostering traditions that children will remember for a lifetime. Pick and choose from scores of ideas for Parents Who Travel and for special circumstances such as Sick Days, Holidays, and Birthdays. 25 line drawings.