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Lunch Box Letters

Writing Notes of Love and Encouragement to Your Children

by (author) Carol Sperandeo & Bill Zimmerman

Publisher
Firefly Books
Initial publish date
Jun 2007
Category
General, Self-Esteem, School Age
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781552095263
    Publish Date
    Jun 2007
    List Price
    $12.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780228101734
    Publish Date
    Mar 2019
    List Price
    $12.95

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Children are subjected to great stress and anxiety while growing up in a dangerous and fast changing world. Parents struggle too, especially to find ways to communicate with their children and to show how much they care. This practical and valuable little book presents a proven method of staying in touch with your children throughout their school years.

Lunch Box Letters is the result of the experience of two parents who -- separately -- wrote notes to their children on a regular basis and were immensely encouraged, by the results. Now they show how you can use their successful method to communicate with your own kids. They provide sample letters to let you see just how simple these little notes are to write - and how important they are to both parent and child. They also answer common questions that parents raise, such as 'Where do I find the time?' 'What if I have three kids?' or 'What if I'm a lousy speller?'

As the authors make perfectly clear, you do not have to be Shakespeare to write lunch letters. (In fact, it's probably best if you're not.) Your children just want to hear your voice - to know that you care enough to write a few words for them to read in the middle of the day.

Lunch Box Letters contains 75 sheets of colorful notepaper, perforated and ready for you to tear out and use. Just add a few words and tuck the finished letter into your children's lunch boxes. They will be thrilled. And you'll find that with this book to help you, the message takes almost no time at all.

Some of the letters that Carol and Bill have written are simple expressions of love, notes of encouragement, or appreciation of the progress that children make in growing up. Some are designed to help kids overcome uncertainty, some are even apologies. And some are written simply for fun.

 

About the authors

by Carol Sperandeo and Bill Zimmerman

Carol Sperandeo's profile page

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Editorial Reviews

A sweet book.

Tampa Bay Family

A small-format paperback treasure.

Fresno Bee

Certain to put a smile on the face of the kids in your life.

San Diego Family

Though Lunch Box Letters includes 75 two-sided and brightly printed tear-out notes ready for your own note to your child, in this case the message really is more important than the medium. Sperandeo and Zimmerman's thoughts on making lunch box letters--or any other kind--work for you is by far the most valuable part of the book.... This book is intended to be used cover-to-cover. Don't simply give in to the temptation to pull one of the perforated letters out and start scribbling. Sperandeo and Zimmerman make a good case for written communication with the young people in your life and how to act on it. It's advice that literary-minded parents will take to heart.

January Magazine

Children are subjected to great stress and anxiety while growing up in a dangerous and fast changing world. Parents struggle too, especially to find ways to communicate with their children and to show how much they care. This practical and valuable little book presents a proven method of staying in touch with your children throughout their school years. "Lunch Box Letters" is the result of the experience of two parents who--separately--wrote notes to their children on a regular basis and were immensely encouraged, by the results. Now they show how you can use their successful method to communicate with your own kids.... They will be thrilled. And you'll find that with this book to help you, the message takes almost no time at all.

Heart to Heart.com

A nifty little book to help moms and dads connect with their offspring.

Edmonton Sun

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