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Slow Family Living

75 Simple Ways to Slow Down, Connect, and Create More Joy
Noll, Bernadette (Paperback - 2013 )
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Have you ever wished you could slow down the daily grind#151;and even find a way to enjoy it? All too often, the hectic pace of modern life turns our households into a blur, leaving many parents#151;and kids#151;feeling depleted and disconnected. Enter Slow Family Living, an inspiring guide for parents who want to rediscover the meaning, comfort, and contentment found in the day to day of family life. Offering 75 simple ideas for reconnecting, this upbeat and invaluable resource can help turn even the most bustling of times into an opportunity to create a moment of calm#151;and a connection that will last a lifetime. From holidays and other stressful occasions to bedtime, vacations, and everything in between, Slow Family Living will help even the most harried parents and kids pause, reflect, and find joy, satisfaction, and inspiration in each other.
Authors: Noll, Bernadette
Title: Slow family living
75 simple ways to slow down, connect, and create more joy
Published: New York :, Perigee,, 2013.
Characteristics: 199 pages ;,21 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Carrie Contey
Is this working for us?
Pause
Start the day with four deep, slow breaths
Connect the dots
See me, feel me, touch me : increasing your connection
Practicing family life
Appreciate
Picture this
Dropping love bombs
Listen with your heart open
The family that learns together
Slow sports
Taking slow where you can get it
Bedtime bliss
High point-low point
The blitz : a family tidy up
Spend nothing day
One on one
Deciding to be done
Treating family time like a good book
Syncing your calendars (the old-fashioned way)
Go outside and play
Camp out at home
Slow summer camp
Community service, family style
Magnetic attraction : a slow walk with a purpose
Do-over
Happy you day!
Make 'em laugh
Say good-bye like you mean it
Ponder invitations (and practice saying no!)
Playing hooky, family style
Family homework
Keeping a family journal
Spacious transitions
Just ten extra minutes
This i believe
Throw the rules out the window
Timed talking
What do you need?
Fantasy island
Sigh. Forgive. Let go. Move on
Make stuff together
Dinner co-op
The family that cooks together
How low can your pantry go?
Siblings for life
Date night
The half-full weekend
A night in the park
Take a mental picture
Screen free
Take five
Slow holidays
Out with the old (before you ring in the new)
Going from fast to slow
How did we get here?
Partner up
Reflect and project
Beneath every behavior is a need
The family billboard
Real cooperation
Dance party rock band
Spontaneous game night
The family lemonade stand
The love pop-in
Freaky friday
Dear (drop everything and read) time
Happy birthday to you
Lazing about: don't beat 'em, join 'em!
Don't sweep until the rice dries
Capturing the ideal
Road trip!
May the circle be open
Making big change
Final note
Acknowledgments.
Local Note: 1 2
ISBN: 0399160078
9780399160073
Branch Call Number: 306.85 NOL
Statement of Responsibility: Bernadette Noll
Subject Headings: Parent and child. Parenthood. Families.
Topical Term: Parent and child.
Parenthood.
Families.
LCCN: 2012040601
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