Fathers know that doing things with their daughters is important. Shared activities build trust and self-esteem, show how much dads care, and allow everyone to cut loose and have fun. But even fathers who can beat the generation and gender gaps that make them feel awkward can't always dream up cool places to go or mutually enjoyable things to do. Like the coach of their favorite team, dads need a game plan, and that's exactly what Joe Kelly provides in Dads & Daughters Togetherness Guide.
Appropriate for girls of any age, the guide enables dads to grab their daughters by the hand and say "Let's go..."
See how things are made: Take a made-in-America tour and see how everything from jumbo jets (Boeing) to chocolate kisses (Hershey's) is produced.
Bake a funny cake: She'll laugh herself silly in the kitchen making Kitty Litter Cake, a German chocolate sheet cake covered with "cat litter" (dyed, crumbled cookies) and topped with miniature Tootsie Rolls.
Take a drive to nowhere: Let the copilot navigate, and leave time for fun stops to poke around in flea markets or join a game of pickup softball for a few innings.
With dozens of other engaging activities--such as creating a daddy-daughter journal, devising secret codes, and exchanging poems--this is the ultimate rain-or-shine resource for developing wonderful parent-child rapport.
About the Author
JOE KELLY is the author of Dads and Daughters (50,000 copies sold in hardcover and paperback). His national nonprofit advocacy group (www.dadsanddaughters.org) has been featured widely in broadcast and print media, including NPR, CBS, ABC, and USA TODAY. He and his wife, Nancy, are the parents of twin daughters. They live in Duluth, Minnesota.
“Attention all dads! Joe Kelly knows how to create memorable experiences with his daughters and shares dozens of fun activities with the rest of us. This practical book is a must-have for dads who want to build a strong relationship with their daughters—or sons for that matter.”—David Walsh, Ph.D. President of the National Institute on Media and the Family; Author of national bestseller Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain and No. Why Kids Need It and Ways Parents Can Say It.
“‘What do you want to do, Daddy?’ No longer will that dad-stumping question frustrate fathers, for Joe Kelly offers all dads a rich reservoir of fun ideas and activities that daughters and dads can enjoy together!” —David Sadker, co-author, Failing at Fairness: How Schools Cheat Girls
"A true gift for fathers and daughters."--Jean Kilbourne, Visiting Research Scholar, Wellesley Centers for Women