The Don't Sweat Guide for Dads: Stopping Stress From Getting in the Way of What Really Matters

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dad's life is full of stress-balancing work, family, friends, and fun. Published just in time for Father's Day, this guide reminds Dad how he can keep things in perspective and avoid stressing over the frustrations that occur in his hectic life.

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dad's life is full of stress-balancing work, family, friends, and fun. Published just in time for Father's Day, this guide reminds Dad how he can keep things in perspective and avoid stressing over the frustrations that occur in his hectic life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786887248
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 5/14/2003
  • Edition description: Special Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 6.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 11
1. Remember That These Are the Days 15
2. Choose Your Names Carefully 17
3. Let Rank Have Its Privileges 19
4. Accept Yourself 21
5. Allow Secrets, Keep Secrets 23
6. Talk Straight 25
7. Respect as You Want to Be Respected 27
8. Apologize Freely 29
9. Get Grubby 31
10. The Other Rules 33
11. Suffer With, Not From 35
12. Say Please and Thank You 37
13. Don't Just Say It, Do It 38
14. Learn to Let Go 40
15. Be Brief 42
16. Create a Crash Night 43
17. Keep It Quiet 45
18. Be a Financial Advisor 47
19. Remember That They're Kids 49
20. Create a Safe Place 51
21. Share Mom with the Kids 53
22. Love Them with Your Presence 55
23. Don't Blame Yourself 57
24. Safeguard Mealtime 59
25. Don't Stress over the Spilled Milk 61
26. Give Driving Lessons 63
27. Demonstrate Affection 65
28. Clean Your Room 67
29. Talk It Out 69
30. Keep It Down 71
31. Make the Punishment Fit the Crime 73
32. Let the Punishment End 75
33. Be Careful What You Say to Others 77
34. Make Room for Fido 79
35. Expect the Unexpected 81
36. Don't Look for Clones 83
37. Remember Who's Who 85
38. Let the Phone Ring 87
39. Leave Them at Home 89
40. Let Kids Be Kids 91
41. Give Them the Credit 93
42. Laugh with Them, Not at Them 95
43. Support the Authority of Others 97
44. Plan Family Vacations Together 99
45. Plant a Garden 101
46. Be Predictable 103
47. Explain Why 105
48. Remember School Days 107
49. Go One on One 109
50. Spell Out the Consequences 111
51. Love Your Children's Mother 113
52. Extend Yourselves as a Family 115
53. Share the Load Fairly 117
54. Be a Good Sounding Board 118
55. Take Pictures 120
56. Do as I Do, Not as I Say 122
57. Be the Buffer with Grandparents 124
58. Encourage Sports Within Limits 126
59. Nurture Rebellion 128
60. Handle Discipline as a Team 130
61. Know When to Let Go 132
62. Remember that College Isn't for Everyone 134
63. Say Goodbye Together 137
64. Abide No Bullies 139
65. Know Their Friends 141
66. Don't Make Allowance a Gift 144
67. Organize Your Neighborhood 146
68. Make Chores a Team Effort 148
69. Eat Sensibly 150
70. Remember the Arts 152
71. Tell the Truth, but Not the Whole Truth 154
72. Limit the Damage 156
73. Take Them One at a Time 158
74. Create the Great Adventures 160
75. Be a Man 162
76. Take a Breather 164
77. Give Pets Their Due 166
78. Be Your Children's Best Teacher 168
79. Get Them Dressed Up 171
80. Temper, Temper 173
81. Put Limits on Your Work Life 175
82. Remember That Kids Will Play Doctor 177
83. Make Mom Your Teammate 180
84. Be the Hero, Not the Mascot 183
85. Take Your Kids to Work 185
86. Keep the Hobby 187
87. Remember God 189
88. Draw the Line and Hold It 192
89. Respect Their Mother 195
90. Give Grandparents Their Due 198
91. Honor Memories 200
92. Share Your Heritage 202
93. Love the Day That They Were Born 204
94. Take a Hike 207
95. Cook Together 210
96. Be a Window to the World 212
97. Rise to the Occasion 214
98. Build a Friendship 216
99. Celebrate Successes 219
100. Have Fun 221
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