(PRWEB) April 27, 2007
Calling your child a pig, using curse words, and leaving threats on a voice mail are among the parenting techniques not included in Â101 Ways to Be a Long-Distance Super DadÂ or Mom, Too!Â Written for parents separated from their children, the book has won praise from reviewers across America.
ÂAlec Baldwin wouldnÂt be in trouble now if he had read my book,Â says publisher Bob Reed. ÂParents not living under the same roof as their kids need help building a strong relationship with their children. But they can learn to make every moment count, no matter how far away they live.Â
Unfortunately, Baldwin made his voicemail moment count the wrong way. What could he have done instead? Here are some of NewmanÂs tips:
1) When you phone your children once a week or less, itÂs easy to forget what you wanted to talk about. Keep a list of such items on a paper marked with the date that you next intend to call. (And if youÂre Alec Baldwin, write down the age of your kid so you remember that too.)
2) Most kids love riddles. Get some out of a riddle book. Then tell one riddle per phone call. Children will look forward them. (But if youÂre Alec Baldwin, donÂt tell the riddle: why is my daughter like a rude, thoughtless little pig?)
3) Send younger children a coloring book with easily removable pages. And send the custodial parent a supply of stamped, self-addressed envelopes, explaining your wish that the pictures be mailed to you. Then in phone conversations with your child, you can talk about the pictures. (But if youÂre Alec Baldwin, donÂt expect the custodial parent to mail you the pictures.)
The book is perfect for mothers or fathers who are serving in the military, putting in long hours at the office, traveling on business, working overseas, or who are separated from a son or daughter due to a divorce. Offering advice on how to improve two-way communication with oneÂs children via email, phone calls and letters, as well as providing ideas for games and challenges that will keep children of all ages intrigued, Â101 Ways to Be a Long-Distance Super DadÂ or Mom, Too!Â is available through Robert D. Reed Publishers, http://www.rdrpublishers.com. Phone: 1-888-IDEAMAN.
Editors: For interviews with the author, George Newman, please contact (520) 325-1224, or feel free to use this timely release in your publication. If this material is of interest to you and your readers, or you would like a review copy, please contact Robert Reed, the publisher, at 4BobReed@msn.com or (541) 347-9882.