ERIC Number: ED374892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
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Questions from Dad: A Very Cool Way To Communicate with Kids.
This book offers help and guidance to fathers who have been physically separated from their children by divorce, work, or other factors. It gives methods and ideas to help long-distance fathers better communicate with and stay connected to their children. The methods offered in this book include devising test-like questionnaires for children; these tests are designed to help parents get to know their children better, to encourage discussion between parents and children, and to develop and maintain a close relationship between children and their parents. Part 1 discusses the father's separation from his child, and how he came to use tests in order to bridge the communication gap. It also explores the reasoning behind the tests, and guides readers through the construction of their first "Dad's Test." A checklist and troubleshooting guide are included to assist in test construction. Part 2 consists of actual tests used by a father, and offers commentary and suggestions on what type of questions to use and avoid when designing tests. Included at the end of the book is a list of organizations dealing with children's rights and welfare, parenting, and parent rights. (AS)
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Divorce, Fathers, Interpersonal Communication, Letters (Correspondence), One Parent Family, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Materials, Parenting Skills, Parents, Questioning Techniques, Questionnaires
Charles E. Tuttle Company, Inc., 153 Milk Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02109 ($16.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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