Little Things Shared: Lasting Connections Between Family and Friends

Little Things Shared: Lasting Connections Between Family and Friends

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Little Things Shared: Lasting Connections Between Family and Friends by Susan Newman, Susan Newman

With warmth and humor, Susan Newman presents hundreds of novel ways to strengthen bonds between family and friends and to stay connected—no matter how far apart you live. She inspires parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, siblings, step-relatives, and friends to reconnect and create traditions. She offers exciting opportunities to establish ties between young and old, not only on major holidays and special occasions but every day.

Little Things Shared is a treasure trove of simple-to-execute ideas for developing the meaningful
experiences that keep family and friends supportive and close:

  • Have a celebration for everyone born in the same month.
  • Distribute individual family recipes or create a book of family recipes.
  • Fill an album with pictures of someone's life.
  • Pass along family keepsakes.
  • Build connections with children by teaching a         youngster your special talent—gardening, cooking, guitar playing.
  • Learn how and why to search for extended family and the many ways to design a family tree.
  • Discover the secrets of successful and unique reunions with family and friends as well as how to make the most of time together.

In today's world, communicating is quicker and easier than ever before. Little Things Shared makes connecting fun:

  • Create a website for your whole family.
  • Teach a grandparent to e-mail.
  • Send your latest snapshots over the Internet.
  • Recognize a birthday with virtual flowers or virtual junk food.

The next time you think or say, "One of these daysI'm going to get in touch with...," make that day today. In the end, with Little Things Shared, you'll become a more involved and engaging relative and friend.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780517708217
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/20/1998
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.22(w) x 7.31(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Susan Newman, Ph.D., is the author of Little Things Long Remembered: Making Your Children Feel Special Every Day, Little Things Mean a Lot: Creating Happy Memories with Your Grandchildren, and many other books on issues that affect children and family life. She leads parenting workshops and teaches creative writing. She and her family live in New Jersey.

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