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School's Out Dad's About

And Other Who Let the Dads Out? Follow on Ideas

by Mark Chester


Price: £6.99
Publisher:Barnabas imprint of BRF
Published:April 2012
So ok I'm not a dad, I'm not a mum either come to that, but I do know many fathers who adore their children and really want to spend more time with them, but don't always get the chance to do so.
This book offers a great way that dads and their children can get together, along with other fathers and their children in a great environment the likes of which are normally associated with mums and their children.
This is a follow on book to Who let the Dad's Out and offers a new after school club initiative School's Out Dad's About. It also offers a five session parenting programme for Fathers with solid session outlines dealing with essential issues involved in parenting and growing as a parent: issues such as 'leaving a legacy', 'making memories' & 'inspiring respect'. What's great about these sessions is that they are not preachy, religious or touchy feely but are instead down to earth, cleanly presented and really accessible.
The next sessions after the 'Daddy Cool' parenting classes are the 'Soul Man' Sessions, six sessions that are more aimed at moving into a consideration of the spiritual - but again clear clean sessions, simple (but profound) topics covered in an excellent way now ok they are aimed at fathers, but really these sessions are just so excellent that they would work brilliantly with any group and that older teen group? Oh I can so see these working well there too!
This is an excellent resource and one that churches should pick up and consider using to set up a group for the fathers in their church and area's soon!

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Reviewer: Melanie Carroll   (30/07/12)
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