Stay Close: 40 Clever Ways to Connect with Kids When You're Apart

Overview

Whether from the distance of a neighboring city, across the country, or halfway around the world, maintaining vital connections from afar with maturing children is a challenging task. The ideas presented in this book help bridge the physical and generational gap between parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, family friends, and the kids they love. Fun activities and personal anecdotes offer ideas for establishing relationships, adapting them, ...

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Overview

Whether from the distance of a neighboring city, across the country, or halfway around the world, maintaining vital connections from afar with maturing children is a challenging task. The ideas presented in this book help bridge the physical and generational gap between parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, family friends, and the kids they love. Fun activities and personal anecdotes offer ideas for establishing relationships, adapting them, and maintaining closeness as kids grow older.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Here's a book you'll want to refer to again and again."  —Vicki Lansky, author, 101 Ways to Make Your Child Feel Special, and Vicki Lansky's Divorce Book for Parents

"Anyone who loves a child who lives far away will find helpful hints and great suggestions within."  —Kirkus Reviews 

"If you are even thinking about connecting or reconnecting to a child you love, get this book."  —William C. Klatte, author, Live-Away Dads

"Gemelke's ideas for establishing healthy intergenerational relationships range far beyond the telephone connection into more creative territory."  —Selma Wasserman, author, The Long Distance Grandmother
 

"It's the divorced parent's answer to bridging the in-between time with their children."  —Dr. David Knox, author, The Divorced Dad's Survival Book

"After reading the clever, inspired and specific ideas presented in Stay Close, I feel armed, relaxed, confident and fret free."  —Charlene Ann Baumbich, author, 365 Ways to Connect With Your Kids No Matter What Their Age (Or Yours)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781574828702
  • Publisher: Search Institute Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/2005
  • Pages: 148
  • Sales rank: 1,043,594
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Tenessa Gemelke is an associate editor in the publishing division at Search Institute in Minneapolis and the coauthor of Building Assets Is Elementary: Group Activities for Helping Kids Ages 8–12 Succeed. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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