Sunday, February 14, 2016
101 Ways to Strengthen the Parent-Child Connection
Michael and Tiffany Ross
Parents have a huge influence on their children. Finding ways to stay connected as they grow and change can often be a challenge. Written with three parts, this book is intended to engage the parents and children and to connect them through shared activities. Each devotion begins with a heading that describes the intended age group. This is followed by a scripture and then the activity or devotion called Family Quest. Instructions are given to the parent to help guide them through how to accomplish each activity. After this is some questions so that the family can talk about what they've just heard or done. The next section is called Parent-Child Connection and is the devotional part that ties everything together. Last is the Talk to God section that gives an outline for a prayer that can be said.
This was a neat concept and I was interested to see how it played out. The format is well laid out. There are plenty of instructions and explanations. All of the activities are easy to do. I think this would be great for the parents of young children. I noticed that several of the recommended age groups seemed a bit off to me. The book feels like it's intended for mostly toddlers and early elementary, although some of the devotions say that it works for all ages or upper elementary and teenagers. My older son (middle school) would not find these interesting. But other than that, this is a great book that I think parents and children will love.
I received this book free of charge from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.