Dads have a special way of relating to children. They tend to rough-house and tease children more than moms do. It is usually a father who teaches a child how to shoot a free throw, catch a frog, or fix a broken bicycle chain. Knowing how to do these things raises a child's self-esteem, increases self-confidence, and fosters self-reliance because they expand a child's ability to cope with and understand the world.
Each of the 101 secrets in this wonderful gift book is explained in short descriptions accompanied by a drawing and a fact or tip. Many of these skills involve a simple secret to do them successfully. Knowing these secrets will enable any dad to look like a hero to his children.
Included are instructions for...
- How to fly a kite
- How to find the north star
- How to skip a rock
- How to make a paper airplane
- How to tie a necktie
- How to change a spark plug
- How to carve a whistle
- How to bait a hook
- How to pitch a tent
- How to identify five icky things under a rock
- Which properties to buy in Monopoly
- How to tell how tall a tree is
- How to whistle with a blade of grass
- How to photograph lightning
"The perfect gift for any father, grandfather, or mother who wants to teach children skills that will increase self confidence, raise self-esteem, and foster self-reliance." - Nashville Lifestyles
|Publisher:||Nelson, Thomas, Inc.|
|Sold by:||THOMAS NELSON|
|File size:||3 MB|
About the Author
Sue Ellin Browder is a prize-winning investigative journalist whose articles have appeared in Saturday Review, Newsday, the Washington Post, Reader's Digest, and Woman's Day. She lives with her husband, Walter, in Willits, California.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a really fun book for dads and kids. Great gift idea. My husband has had a blast with it. Can't wait to check out 101 Secrets a Good Mom Knows!
What I love most about this book is that it's so full of the heartwarming lessons dads have always traditionally taught their kids. How to catch a frog, how to carve a whistle, how to shinny up a tree, how to fly a kite, how get a cricket to tell you the temperature, and even how to find the North Star and photograph lightning! This book allows any dad (or grandad or mom) to pass on the 'really important stuff' hidden in how to carve a ladder, how to skip a rock, or how to make a curve ball curve. What delightful fun! I bought this book for my husband, and my oldest son (a new dad) took it home with him, so I had to buy another copy.
Everything a good dad needs to know to build his child's character and teach perseverence, self-confidence, independence, and self-reliance. From 'How to Build a Snow Candle' to 'How to Photograph Lightening' and 'How to Make a Curve Ball Curve,' this delightful book is sure to bring every father and his child closer. I bought it for my husband, and we both just love it!