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Publisher's Summary

Quite a few dads spend time with their kids. However, many have no clue what their kids really need. Enter author Jay Payleitner, veteran dad of five, who's also struggled with how to build up his children's lives. His 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad combines straightforward features with step-up-to-the-mark challenges men will appreciate: NO exhaustive (and exhausting) lists of things you should do. NO criticism of dads for being men and acting like men. Dads will feel respected and empowered, and gain confidence to initiate activities that build lifelong positives into their kids.

©2010 Jay K. Payleitner (P)2011 christianaudio.com

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What did you love best about 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad?

Practical tips you can incorporate everyday to build a relationship with your kids

What was one of the most memorable moments of 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad?

How valuable tucking the kids in at night could be. I've often thought I would be tapering our night routine off. Payleitner gave some great ideas and points to keep this aspect alive in our routine.

What does Jay Payleitner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His enthusiasm.

What insight do you think you’ll apply from 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad?

Many of the concepts of spending time together or small little things to do on a daily or frequently. Some of his ideas I already do, but now I have some confirmation that it has worked in his life.

Any additional comments?

A must read for every man wanting to be a better Dad.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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a great read

A lot of it is know but it puts it into perspective. Sometimes you need what is known told to you. Enjoyed it

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GREAT book! Very helpful and very insightful.

GREAT book! Very helpful and very insightful. The personal stories about the authors life made it even more interesting.

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such a great book

I grew up with the world's best dad I was looking for advice further than just his example!? This was a play-by-play of what my dad did and to make me feel a little more nervous... I just hope I can fill his shoes. But what a great book I really enjoyed listening to the author and listening to his advice.

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Great stuff

One of the best recent books published on fatherhood. Detailed and personable. My only critique is that it's all from one perspective and that shows through in the advice.

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  • Ryan
  • Nepean, Ontario Canada
  • 05-05-12

This is a religious book.

What would have made 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad better?

Nowhere in the description is it mentioned that this is a religious book. If you are looking for parenting information this is a complete waste of a credit.

5 of 16 people found this review helpful

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  • Daniel
  • Victoria, BC, Canada
  • 11-04-11

I feel Ripped Off - This is just Christian Dogma

Boo to the publisher and boo to Audible for not describing this book for what it is; a diatribe about following the bible, disguised as a book about parenting. God and Jesus abound in this book. The parenting advice is valid but simplistic and very much secondary to the main message. I want my credit back!

7 of 22 people found this review helpful