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Little Things Long Remembered: Making Your Children Feel Special Every Day Hardcover – November 2, 1993


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Crown Archetype; 1 edition (November 2, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0517593025
  • ISBN-13: 978-0517593028
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #825,503 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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"Little Things... 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
 
"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


"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)
 
"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
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From the Inside Flap

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.

More About the Author

As a social psychologist, for decades I have focused on relationship and family issues from enriching parent-child and family connections to reaching a sensible balance between work and family, from preventing child abduction and alcohol abuse to getting along better with your parents when you are all adults, and more. The material for my articles and books comes from extensive interviewing and evaluation often combined with the studies and findings of other psychologists, psychiatrists, and related experts. My goal is to provide readers the most accurate, objective, and useful insights available on the topic.

I believe conflicts and disturbing problems can be eased, if not solved, and most relationships improved when people are willing to make the effort. My books are created and designed to give you the information and tools to help you succeed in making a better, happier life for yourself, your children, your parents, partner, friends, and work colleagues.

Those considering or raising an only child will find interesting discussions at my Psychology Today magazine blog: Singletons

Find out more: www.susannewmanphd.com

Customer Reviews

A must for new parents!!
bwilson@blast.net
The ideas in this delightful little book are terrific for engaging everyone in the family.
Janet S. King
This book is such a wonderful reminder that little things are truly long remembered!
Shirley King

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

74 of 86 people found the following review helpful By Kelly TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 19, 2005
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I think there should be some sort of qualification on this book that it is geared for parents who both work full time outside the home and spend most of their day away from their children. The book is written to help these "busy parents" [what parent isn't busy?! LOL!] fit "quality time" in for their children - and it is broken down into 5 minute or less things to do, half hour things, weekend things etc.

I think this book would be really helpful to parents who didn't have much time to spend with their children. But, for a stay at home parent or a homeschooling parent, it is essentially useless in my opinion.

Most of the things that would be appropriate for a full time parent are things that a stay at home parent is probably already doing [common sense stuff]. The rest is not geared for those who stay home with their children. [for example, the tip to "write a letter to your child's teacher on the first day of school and let them know you want to be involved even though you are a working parent".]

So, personally, as a stay at home mother, I was dissappointed. I feel like I spent money on a book full of stuff that either doesn't apply to our situation or is stuff that I already DO intuitively with my children.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 25, 1998
Format: Hardcover
This is a great baby shower or new baby gift because parents can refer to it for years and years. The idea ares not crafts and cooking, but doable without alot of fuss and mess. I especially like the way the book is broken into timeframes--things you can do with your child in a minute or two, or five minutes,half-an-hour. I give it all the time. And if I know the new grandparents Igive them Little Things Mean A Lot.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Aleida Lamb on November 2, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I've used this book for years. It gives me new ideas to try with my kids...and they work. The chapters are divided into time-frames of a minute or two, half an hour, over the weekend and so forth, so I pick one to meet the time I have. No book like it comes close in helping me show my children I love them.

Thanks....to Susan Newman!
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Tiffany Wallace on May 13, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Every family should own a copy of this book! From now on, I will give every new parent I know a copy of this one. I wish my parents had it when I was growing up. Worth every penny!
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Katherine Paxton-Williams on January 8, 2001
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I had a wonderful time reading through this book and remembering the things my parents did for me. Now I almost always give this book to new parents. In this busy day and age it's easy to forget that the most simple tradition can mean a great deal.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Janet S. King on September 22, 2014
Format: Paperback
The ideas in this delightful little book are terrific for engaging everyone in the family. Little actions and big plans -- whether they are for quick exchanges with the kids or planning holidays that will be more fun than ever. As the title says, author Newman provides ways to create lasting memories for the kids and the grown-ups as well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By CT Mom on February 20, 2007
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This book is organized in time slots. Do you have 5 minutes -- here are ways you can make your child feel special. 30 minutes? Here are some different ways. And so forth. Some ideas you will probably have already come up with on your own -- or read elsewhere -- but many were innovative.
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