You and your children will forever feel like outsiders and never learn the value of commitment Being faithful to your church is a way of showing unconditional love to flawed people Show your kids it s okay to settle for the off key arthly choir and a congregation full of people trying but not uite there yet Standing back in judgment isn t the answer never has been Only by joining in will you see discord disappear joys heightened and get a small sliver of your heavenly home Enjoyable with some really good ideas Some were small and simple some bigger picture A good book to have on the shelf There were picture A good book to have on the shelf There were good ideas listed but verything had a Christian perspective to it I THINK IT WOULD BE FUN think it would be fun families to make their own list of 101 things they want to do before kids leave home The book is written with Christian perspective So in the xplination for the reason WHY to do ach thing there is a piece that brings it all back to God Not a bad thing just saying I like lists of things so this uick read was just right for me Although its amazing how they turned a list of 101 things into a 220 page bookSo what are the 101 things you should do before your kids leave home Here they are in groups of 10 so I can keep them straight1 Plant a family tree Open a Snow Cone Stand Teach your kids to write thank you notes Saily over your house in a hot air balloon share family reciepes Check out life faith via internetin other lands Build a birdhouse Make your kids Home movie stars laughdancecrysing in front of your kids10 Tell your kids when you make a mistake Wash the car Watch the sunrise or sunset treat your kids to only child dates look for a double rainbow teach your kids to change diapers conduct a laundry seminar show them old folks don t bite thank a soilder go to a museum20 Join a parade spend the night at the zoo go to the Grand Canyon get a pet take a virtual vacation invite neighbors over for dinnerlet the kids cook talk about death and heaven Sing the family song make family photo ops run thru the sprinkler in regular clothes30 Develop and write down your family values do a 1000 piece puzzle hug your kids until they let go make a big production climb a mountain dance in the ocean xplore the backyard w a magnifying glass pick up trash in the park Serve in a soup kitchen partice the art of praise40 Pray Car Maintenance workshop Plant a garden throw a dart at the map then go make a family band dig for dino bones start a pillow fight teach them to love God xplore financial management say I love you50 Go to chruch ride over the falls have a family reunion speak a foreign language at meals make a family memory book together talk about sex drugs and ETOH ride a roller coaster read a classic novel aloud do chores together waterproof your kids60 Cloud watch tell jokes teach your kids how to ride out the storm of life food fight movie night plan a bike race go to all the games of a favorite sport teach diet and xercise walk in the rain with 1 umprella read a poem together70 teach how to be uiet and listen do dilly serendades nighttime star gazing walk teach cleanliness teach them how to study have a family pen pal make personal triumphs a family affair dive with sharks swim with dolphins camp in the wild teach thriftiness80 dig for clams foster family friendships ID what The Thomas Guide 2008 Portland Street Guide each kid does well teach conflict managment write a family letter to theditor plan a family talent show get creative in the kitchen teach organization let them know you will always be there fly a kite90 Teach manners and Etiuette trace thier sillouette save the nviornment Model hard work and self discipline paper airplain contest mold foothand prints create a time capusle camp with a tent indoors organize a teddy bear search with only flashlights in the dark make a big kids swing tell family stories put a premium on peace. Ling family stories some suggestions are fun some challengingand others practical but all will inspire parents with ideas for family time before their kids leave the nest.
summary ¹ Book, PUB or Kindle PDF ☆ David BordonI thought this would be full of inspiration for me but it just wasn t There were a some good ideas but nothing any good parent wouldn t think of like teaching them values letting them have a lemonade stand playing in the rain making them do chores tc Glad I didn t buy it and only checked it out from the library My advice Make your own bucket list with your kids and cross them off as you go My son actually picked this one up at a library book sale and gave it to
saying we should do allbefore he read it LOL Each idea has a description that serves as a springboard for how it might work in your uniue family structure It is also biblically based which I appreciated I read through the 101 ideas and uickly checked those we do or have done then crossed out those i had no inclination toward like opening a family snow cone stand or staging a controlled food fight Pass Then as I am inclined to do I organized the remaining list into four categories I Just Do It These I could do right now and have added to my goals For 2015 Hold A 2015 hold a inservice read a classic novel out loud yes we have done this but it s been awhile create a family cookbook get creative in the kitchen with a special night per month of Municipal Disclosure Standards Sourcebook each child cooking for family take a virtual vacation II Things that reuired saving swim with dolphins stand on thedge of the Grand Canyon ride in a hot air balloonIII Projects that reuire some time research or resourcing volunteer in a soup kitchen go clamming and have a clambake on the beach I tweaked to add or substitute crabbingIV Delegated Projects I put these on the honey help me do list build a fit for an adult rope swing go star gazingSo there you have it from 101 down to 12 It was a stimulating catalyst for New Year s resolution visioning and stimulated some solid family fun to anticipate Sometimes as we grow older we look back at our lives and remember fond memories of times spent with our family and our children as they grew Those are often shared memories between our family as we reflect back on those times with admiration and love Too often when life grows too busy we forget to take time out of our day and plan for of those memories we can share with our children or teens We don t want to get to the So end of our life and realize our time has run out and we never took the time to make plans That is why I love the book 101 Things You Should Do Before Your Kids Leave Home from David Bordon and Tom Winters Each page offers some suggestions to help us make time for some incredible activities that are bound to create a lasting impression on the hearts and minds of our children and perhaps create their own traditions that they will continue on with their own families This book was written to help you map out those precious years It s filled with ideas and advice designed to help you maximize your ability to send your children out into the world with all the tools they need to succeed while making sure you and your kidsnjoy A Pilgrim Shadow every precious moment Here are a few of the ideas you will find tucked inside this cover Plant a Family TreeMake Your Kids All Home Movie StarsConduct a Laundry SeminarThank a SoldierSpend the Night in the ZooPick Up Trash in a ParkHave a Paper Airplane Flying ContestOrganize a Search for Teddy Bears in the DarkTrace Your Child s SilhouetteThere are so many great ideas and values to teach your children that when they grow older they will appreciate the time you spent with them helping them become better people and children of God What a wonderful gift this would make for new parents grandparents orven teachers or youth group leaders There is a powerful message behind all the activities and provides additional time to reflect and open communication lines with our children now so that it will hopefully last in the future Even though my children are almost gr. 101 Things You Should Do Before Your Kids Leave Home is packed with ideas and advice designed to help parents prepare their children for life out in the world while makin. ,Me Saying We Should Do
Own I hope to incorporate these ideas with my future grandkids or any children that I have time to spend with like my nieces and nephews I am hoping that these will create so many great memories that they will take them with them when they arrive on heaven s doorstep For me this one rates a 5 out of 5 starsI received 101 Things You Should Do Before Your Kids Leave Home by David Bordon and Tom Winters compliments of Faith Words a division of Hachette Book Groups for my honest review I did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review and the opinions contained in this review are strictly my own Rounded up from 25 Likely if you have time to read this book you are already doing most of the things listed A few novelty items I personally won t Higher Ground ever do I don t mind the religious aspect but I was notxpecting it and I personally don t like that there is no info about the authors I love lists Period So if there is a book out there claiming it knows 100 things I should be doing I am intrigued Case in point 101 Things You Should Do Before Your Kids Leave Home Like most parents I want my kids to have lasting and positive memories about me once they are grown and on their own This book has plenty of worthwhile suggestionsperfect for parents of children any ageMy favorites 4 Sail over your house in a hot air balloon 28 Make 1990 Standard Guide To Cars And Prices every family affair a photo op 32 Hug your kids until they let go 61 Find a joke and tell it until your kids beg you to stop I liked and didn t like this book There were some good ideas on things to do with your family Some are things that are pretty typical some were unusual and some were really interesting I actually held onto the chapter list to remember some of the ideas However I have several gripes with the book One is the authors Who the heck are they and why should I listen to their child rearing advice There is no information on the authors anywhere in the book The other big gripe is the constant reference to God This book is very christian in its religious references Being a fairly religious christian myself this shouldn t have been a big deal other than 1 I was notxpecting it and 2 they nearly hit you over the head with God talk I think it would have been better to approach these ideas a little open minded religiously and maybe people will appreciate it rather than get turned off Whatever you plan to put into your kids you d better have it done by age 14 I loved the notion of making a bucket list as it were The scrapbooking mom in me would then create a page for ach one and document them with photos and journaling as we ticked them off Each of the suggestions in this book is fleshed out with a page of narration the whys and hows and possibilitiesMy children are mostly grown now so what we would do with something like this is look back and create our own journey calling it something like Mom s Rules of the Universe A Guide for Scripting Ourselves and Our FamiliesI tagged 60 of the 101 ideas to talk about with my family Anyone at a loss of what to do on Monday Family Night would do well to consult this little tome for inspirationHere s a sample suggestion from the book 50 FIND A CHURCH AND STICK TO IT p100 Church families are as dysfunctional as any other But they re also the as dysfunctional as any other But they re also the where you and your children learn to deal with problems to grow and to forgive Getting along skills grow at church There are many different types of churchgoers You have the only on Christmas and Easter
and the whenever the s open crew and those who don t go any The latter group sees church as a machine of abrasive parts and sueaking gears But they may be missing the big picture True church is a place of xcitement where like minds gather for a greater purpose Once you ve found a church and feel settled support your pastor and fellow believers Otherwise. G sure that both parents and kids Through Blood And Fire The Life Of General William Booth enjoyvery precious moment From staging a food fight to serving in a soup kitchen from planning a tour de neighborhood bike race to tel.Crowd And The Whenever The