Item description for 1001 Things Your Kids Should See & Do: (Or Else They'll Never Leave Home) by Harry Harrison...
Overview Bestselling author Harrison has compiled the definitive book for preparing a child for adulthood with quick, easy ideas to help parents expose their kids to the outside world.
When it's time for your kids to leave home, will they be ready to face the world? Will they be able to handle the NYC subway system? Will they have experienced the challenge of a summer career camp? Will they be able to compare civilizations and governments around the world? Will their imaginations have been sparked in a foreign land? Will they know that tamales aren't edible until they take the cornstalk off?
In 1001 Things Your Kids Should See & Do Before They Leave Home, best-selling author Harry H. Harrison Jr. has compiled the definitive book for preparing a child for adulthood. There's so much to do...and so little time.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.4" Width: 4.94" Height: 1.01" Weight: 0.68 lbs.
Release Date Mar 20, 2007
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 1404104186 ISBN13 9781404104181 UPC 023755008213
Availability 0 units.
More About Harry Harrison
Harry Harrison is the author of "Deathworld," "Make Room! Make Room!" (filmed as "Soylent Green"), the popular Stainless Steel Rat books, and many other famous works of SF.
Reviews - What do customers think about 1001 Things Your Kids Should See and Do?
Pretty Entertaining! Sep 24, 2009
This book could not be delivered to Puerto Rico so I had it delivered to my Parents' house in Philadelphia my mom opened it and loved it and had me order 3 more. It was received w/in a reasonable time frame and it was in perfect condition. When I finally received it I could not put it down has some cool info on things to do some are free and inexpensive and others are not. It not mainly for kids which was my impression-for example one tip says that they need to buy liability ins for their car so there are things to do for really BIG kids too.
This is wonderful! Jul 31, 2009
I bought several of these for gifts for new parents and for new grandparents. Everyone LOVES this book!
A lot of good info! Too much religious talk. My child does not need to feel stupid for not believing in their God!!!! Feb 15, 2009
There are a lot of great suggestions in this book dealing with world perspective. As my fiance says 95% of this book is great. However 5% of this book is full of Christian propaganda. I hope every parent knows that their kid can learn and see the world honestly without being forced to believe in your religion. Case in point #567 "There is nothing like putting on a robe , picking up a cross, and marching down the aisle with an entire congregation watching to make an 8yr old take worship service seriously" Uh creepy anyone!? In other words there is nothing like forcing a kid to do something they do not want to in front of people they do not know for a purpose they do not fully understand. #573 " They need to ask the Holy Spirit for the words to say when talking to non believes" This may be the worst in the book. This teaches children to proselytize in school and with kids whose parents either taught them something different (not wrong) or for them to find their own beliefs when they are of the right age (not 8!). This notion is terrifying. I advise to just skip the section that teachers your kid to be close minded about faith because the rest of the book does the exact opposite.
LOVE IT! Dec 18, 2007
This book has so many good points. If your kids take all of this to heart, they will do great!
good advice. some weak points. expensive for what it is. Aug 7, 2007
this book offers good tips, but don't take the Ramen one. you can't become the well-educated citizen the author wants you (or your child) to become if your brain is filled with MSG.