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Number of Pages: 112
Vendor: Northfield Publishing
Publication Date: 2012
|Dimensions: 5.50 X 6.00 X 0.25 (inches)|
Availability: In Stock
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To get your family close, you have to get it talking.
One of the signs of a healthy family is open and meaningful conversation. But it's not always easy to get your kids talking. 101 Conversation Starters for Families is an excellent place to begin, providing just the right blend of fun and thought-provoking questions, such as:
- If you could ask God a question, what would you ask?
- Complete this sentence: "I feel especially close to you when . . ."
- About trading places:
- Children: I think the best part about being a grown-up would be . . .
- Parents: I think the best part about being a kid would be . . .
Authors Gary Chapman and Ramon Presson have created this treasure trove in a handy tabletop format. Whether you do one question a week or five days a week, your family will experience a new level of closeness. 101 Conversation Starters for Families is the perfect companion to bestselling books, The 5 Love Languages of Children and The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers.
RAMON PRESSON, PhD, a licensed marriage & family therapist, has been in practice for 30 years and is the founder of LifeChange Counseling and Marriage Center of Franklin www.LifeChangeCS.org. He is a newspaper columnist; and with a dozen books in print he is the most published practicing therapist in Tennessee. He is a charter member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. From 1989 to 2004 Presson served as an assistant pastor in large churches in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee. Ramon has had the unique privilege to serve on staff with and later co-author several books with Dr. Gary Chapman. He is currently co-authoring the teen edition of When Will My Life Not Suck? Authentic Hope for the Disillusioned with his 17-year-old son, Cameron. Ramon and his wife, Dorne, have been married for 28 years, have two sons, and live outside Nashville. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
gcwfarmgirlOhioAge: 18-24Gender: female1 Stars Out Of 5DisappointingAugust 12, 2014gcwfarmgirlOhioAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 2Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1If you don't own any other conversation starter books, and your children are young-like under 10 (maybe even 7 or 8), this is a great start.
However, if your children are older or you own any other type of conversation starter book this book will be very repetitive.
Other than having some christian related questions this book doesn't stand out.
I'm disappointed with the majority of the questions. They aren't really conversation starters (they're not thought provoking); i.e. What's your favorite color/toy, which country would you like to go on a vacation to, more embarrassing moment etc...been there, read that and already know the answer to...
The set up of the book, if also a let down, one question per page. You could of easily fit more questions per page-and then fit more questions in the book....I think it would of been nice to have the book divided between ages (so the difficulty of answer matches the age), because let's be honest-no 12 year old finds it fun to answer 'what's your favorite color'.
It had a lot of promise, but failed to deliver...Save yourself the money, google & just write up your own.
"I received a copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review."
AllisonDCulver City, CAAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5We love this book!January 22, 2013AllisonDCulver City, CAAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Our seven year old daughter makes sure to grab it every night before we sit down for dinner. It has sparked wonderful conversations that allow us to reflect on fun memories and dreams for the future; there are also questions that tap into your creativity and cause you to think outside of the box. Many questions apply biblical principals and allow you to encourage one another in specific ways. We used it when my family was visiting and when a friend came over for dinner. Everyone appreciated the variety it brought to our conversations.