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Fed Up with Frenzy

ISBN: 9781402265259

By: Susan Sachs Lipman

Published: 08/01/2012

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Description

Slow Down. Reconnect. It's Easier than You Think. The hectic pace of everyday life can keep families constantly on the go, but removing some of the frenzy is easy—if you just take a moment to slow down. Hit the pause button on all of life's daily distractions and reconnect with your family in familiar and exciting ways. Parenting and family expert Susan Sachs Lipman shows you the enormous benefits of having a slower paced, more connected family. Packed with simple, affordable, and delightful games, crafts, and activities, Fed Up with Frenzy will help you spend more distraction—free time with your children. Slow down and reconnect with your family by: • Creating your own outdoor theater • Experimenting with kitchen science • Playing nature games • Making placemats from fall leaves • And more! "Fed Up with Frenzy is a blueprint for any family that feels overwhelmed by the pace of contemporary life." —Darell Hammond, Founder and CEO, KaBOOM! "The heart of parenting is connection, but how do parents and children connect when they are going a mile a minute in different directions? Read this book, stop the frenzy, and reconnect." —Lawrence J. Cohen, PhD, author of Playful Parenting "Fed up with Frenzy is a welcome corrective to a society that has turned childhood into a race to nowhere. With charm, energy and wit, Susan Lipman serves up a treasure trove of ideas to bring joy and sanity back to family life. Every parent needs a copy."—Carl Honore, author of In Praise of Slowness and Under Pressure

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Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword

Introduction

Chapter 1: Slow Activities

Make Something That Goes

Put on a Show

Create a Secret Code

Make Your Own Invisible Ink

Blow Bubbles

Run a Lemonade Stand Like a Pro

Camp in Your Backyard

Show an Outdoor Movie

Tell Fortunes

Chapter 2: Slow Games

Card Games

Charades

More Timeless Games

Jump-Rope Games

Hand-Clap Games

Playground Games

Tag Games

Slumber-Party Games

Team-Building and Icebreaker Games

Safe, Fun, and Drama-Free Ways to Choose Teams

Chants for Choosing It

Chapter 3: Slow Crafts

Classic Scout Crafts

Whimsical Crafts

Handicrafts

Slumber-Party Crafts

Homemade Craft Supplies

Chapter 4: Slow Kitchen

Kitchen Crafts

Kitchen Science

Chef Time

Tea Time

Preserved Food

April Fools' Food

Chapter 5: Slow Garden

Ready Your Plot

Nurture a Budding Gardener

Partake in a Great Gardening Project

Create Garden Art

Welcome Wildlife

Dry Flowers and Herbs

Chapter 6: Slow Nature

Observe Nature

Play Nature Games

Make Nature Crafts

Gaze at the Night Sky

Enjoy Timeless Pursuits

Take a Hike

Chapter 7: Slow Seasons

Celebrate Spring

Live Summer

Embrace Fall

Welcome Winter

Chapter 8: Slow Celebrations

Crafts and Rituals for Special Times

Crafts and Rituals to Honor Family

Chapter 9: Slow Travel

Play Travel Games

Travel by Train

Travel by RV

Chapter 10: Everyday Slow

Chapter 11: Slow Parenting

Manage Time

Create Joy

Resources

Acknowledgments

About the Author

Excerpt

Introduction

At soccer games and birthday parties, in school hallways and other places parents congregate, our conversations are often the same: many of us feel that we are

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Reviews



“Having trouble keeping up? Try slowing down.
Crazy busy, right? Every parent I know is crazy busy right now, saddled with a to-do list that seems to grow faster than a kid.
The on...

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Specs

Format: Paperback

Dimensions
Length: 8 in
Width: 5 in
Weight: 16.64 oz
Page Count: 384 pages

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