Lunch Box Letters: Writing Notes of Love and Encouragement to Your Children

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Lunch Box Letters is the result of the experience of two parents who — separately — wrote notes to their children on a regular ...

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Overview

Children are subjected to great stress and anxiety while growing up in a dangerous and fast changing world. Parents struggle too, especially to find ways to communicate with their children and to show how much they care. This practical and valuable little book presents a proven method of staying in touch with your children throughout their school years.

Lunch Box Letters is the result of the experience of two parents who — separately — wrote notes to their children on a regular basis and were immensely encouraged, by the results. Now they show how you can use their successful method to communicate with your own kids. They provide sample letters to let you see just how simple these little notes are to write - and how important they are to both parent and child. They also answer common questions that parents raise, such as 'Where do I find the time?' 'What if I have three kids?' or 'What if I'm a lousy speller?'

As the authors make perfectly clear, you do not have to be Shakespeare to write lunch letters. (In fact, it's probably best if you're not.) Your children just want to hear your voice - to know that you care enough to write a few words for them to read in the middle of the day.

Lunch Box Letters contains 75 sheets of colorful notepaper, perforated and ready for you to tear out and use. Just add a few words and tuck the finished letter into your children's lunch boxes. They will be thrilled. And you'll find that with this book to help you, the message takes almost no time at all.

Some of the letters that Carol and Bill have written are simple expressions of love, notes of encouragement, or appreciation of the progress that children make in growing up. Some are designed to help kids overcome uncertainty, some are even apologies. And some are written simply for fun.

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Editorial Reviews

Tampa Bay Family
A sweet book.
Edmonton Sun
A nifty little book to help moms and dads connect with their offspring.
Fresno Bee - Larry Larson
A small-format paperback treasure.
Heart to Heart.com
Children are subjected to great stress and anxiety while growing up in a dangerous and fast changing world. Parents struggle too, especially to find ways to communicate with their children and to show how much they care. This practical and valuable little book presents a proven method of staying in touch with your children throughout their school years. "Lunch Box Letters" is the result of the experience of two parents who—separately—wrote notes to their children on a regular basis and were immensely encouraged, by the results. Now they show how you can use their successful method to communicate with your own kids.... They will be thrilled. And you'll find that with this book to help you, the message takes almost no time at all.
January Magazine - Monica Stark
Though Lunch Box Letters includes 75 two-sided and brightly printed tear-out notes ready for your own note to your child, in this case the message really is more important than the medium. Sperandeo and Zimmerman's thoughts on making lunch box letters—or any other kind—work for you is by far the most valuable part of the book.... This book is intended to be used cover-to-cover. Don't simply give in to the temptation to pull one of the perforated letters out and start scribbling. Sperandeo and Zimmerman make a good case for written communication with the young people in your life and how to act on it. It's advice that literary-minded parents will take to heart.
San Diego Family
Certain to put a smile on the face of the kids in your life.
The Edmonton Sun
A nifty little book to help moms and dads connect with their offspring.
— (August 25, 2000)
San Diego Family
Certain to put a smile on the face of the kids in your life.
—(August 2000)
Lanny Larson
A small-format paperback treasure.
Fresno Bee, August 17, 2000
Carolina Parent
An easy way to encourage your kids to do and be their best...even when you can't be there!
Charles Yarborough
An irresistably sweet little book, Lunch Box Letters is the brainchild of two people who forged extraordinary bonds with their children. They acheived this by tucking simple daily notes into their kid's lunch boxes, knapsacks and under pillows...What's the therapeautic value of all this? A lot more than the small prices of a book!
Alternative Family
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781552095263
  • Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/15/2007
  • Edition description: Reprint edition
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 5.53 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Carol Sperandeo is a mother and an actress who lives north of Toronto.

Bill Zimmerman is a father, a journalist and the author of ten books. He creates a syndicated Student Briefing Page for Newsday, one of the largest daily newspapers in the United States, that teaches young people about the world. His work has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He lives in Manhattan

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2000

    Outstanding Work

    This book was a gift...and I could not believe how wonderful and touching it was. I have started writing Lunch Letters to my 10 year old...and she just loves them. Thanks Again

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