52 Things Kids Need from a Dad  -     By: Jay K. Payleitner
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52 Things Kids Need from a Dad

Harvest House Publishers / 2010 / Paperback

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You spend a lot of time with your kids, but do you know what they really need? Offering straightforward advice and step-up-to-the-mark challenges, veteran dad Payleitner empowers you to be a confident father by providing a year's worth of focused, doable activities; uncomplicated ways to be an example; and tough, frank talk on thorny issues. Paperback.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0736927239
ISBN-13: 9780736927239

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Publisher's Description

God, please help me…another game of Candy Land…”

Quite a few dads spend time with their kids. However, many have no clue what their kids really need.

Enter author Jay Payleitner, veteran dad of five, who’s also struggled with how to build up his children’s lives. His 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad combines straightforward features with step-up-to-the-mark challenges men will appreciate:

  • a full year’s worth of focused, doable ideas—one per week, if desired
  • uncomplicated ways to be an example, like “kiss your wife in the kitchen”
  • tough, frank advice, like “throw away your porn”

And, refreshingly…

  • NO exhaustive (and exhausting) lists of “things you should do”
  • NO criticism of dads for being men and acting like men

Dads will feel respected and empowered, and gain confidence to initiate activities that build lifelong positives into their kids. Great gift or men’s group resource!

Author Bio

Jay Payleitner is one of the top freelance Christian radio producers in the United States. He has worked on Josh McDowell Radio, Today's Father, Jesus Freaks Radio for the Voice of the Martyrs, Project Angel Tree with Chuck Colson, and many others. He’s also a popular speaker on parenting and marriage and the author of dozen-plus books, including the bestselling 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad, 52 Things Wives Need from a Husband, and 52 Things Sons Need from Their Dad; he also created "The Dad Manifesto." Jay has also served as an AWANA director, a wrestling coach, and the executive director of the Illinois Fatherhood Initiative; he now partners with the National Center for Fathering, whose efforts he fosters and promotes. He and his wife, Rita, live near Chicago, where they’ve raised five great kids and loved on ten foster babies.

Editorial Reviews

“I’m delighted to see so many inspiring, practical, unexpected ideas for dads in one place.”
—from the foreword by Josh McDowell

“This is great stuff, worth any dad’s time. If you can’t benefit from this, you’re not listening. Ignore it only if you don’t want to be a better dad. The first three copies are going to my grown sons.”
—Jerry B. Jenkins, coauthor of the megaselling Left Behind series and author of over 150 other published works

“Jay Payleitner has given fathers a gift…a wise, delightful, practical, and profound book. If you’re a father, you will thank him, and if you’re not, you’ll read this book with joy and give it to a father who will ‘rise up and call you blessed.’”
—Steve Brown, seminary professor, author of Welcome to the Family and other books, and the “voice” of Key Life Network

“The stories will inspire you. The lessons will change you. Jay Payleitner shows twenty-first-century fatherhood for what it is and for what it needs to be.”
—Dr. Dennis E. Hensley, professor and author of more than 50 books, including Man to Man and The Power of Positive Productivity.

“I have been a wife for 37 years, a mom for 31, and a daughter for...well, let’s just say even longer. With those credentials, I highly recommend this book to all dads. It is a good read and, more importantly, a great guide for any man desiring to meet the needs of the children God has entrusted to his care.”
—Kendra Smiley, radio host, conference speaker, and author of Be the Parent and High-Wire Mom

“Moms of all ages, grab this book for your husbands! It’s inspiring, encouraging, and easy to read.”
—Ellen Banks Elwell, author of The Christian Mom’s Idea Book and When There’s Not Enough of Me to Go Around

52 Things Kids Need from a Dad reminds all of us of the humbling privilege and exhilarating joy of fatherhood. You won’t find any lectures or guilt trips here. Instead, it’s more like 52 inspiring halftime talks. As your personal fathering coach, Jay will provoke you to think deep, laugh hard, and love more, leaving you with 52 unexpected fathering insights.”
—Carey Casey, CEO of The National Center for Fathering, speaker, radio host, and author of Championship Fathering

“This book is a must for dads who want to take their fathering to the next level. It's full of real-world advice anyone can take to heart and act upon. It's also fun to read with lots of stories. Formatted in short, easy-to-read chapters, you can pick it up at any time, learn something really useful, and set it down until you have a few more free minutes. I recommend this book.”
—James Read, Creative Director, Grizzard Communications Group

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Want to be a better Dad?
    January 29, 2015
    John in Texas
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    You'll be the same person you are today 5yrs from now except for the books you read and the people you met. This one is a must read if you want to be coached on how to be a better dad.
  2. Roseville, CA.
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    This book is great !!
    February 4, 2013
    Ask Kenny
    Roseville, CA.
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This book is heart warming, funny and convicting !! The theme of this book ,in my opinion, is get involved, stay involved, make memories and do it all in a Godly way !! This book shouts for us to show our children how very very much we love God by loving them !!
  3. Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great for moms & dads!
    September 21, 2012
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I purchased this book for my husband because he's always down on himself for not being a better dad. Its a great book with big ideas & small sacrifices that can lead to life changes! It helps him focus on what's really important for his kids. As a mom, it helps me to remember to give our kids time alone with their dad. Too often I feel the need to be Super Mom & do everything for everyone. But there are some things kids can only get from their dad (or another male role model). I wonder if there's a book like this for moms!!
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    April 28, 2010
    Gretchen Goebel
    This is a book Dad's can read as a personal devotional or quick night time read. The topics get to the heart and are presented in a reader friendly way. So well received and make sense!
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