The Practical Guide to Weekend Parenting

The Practical Guide to Weekend Parenting
101 Ways to Bond with Your Children while Having Fun

Written by Doug Hewitt

Category: Family & Relationships; Family & Relationships - Divorce; Family & Relationships - Parenting
Format: Trade Paperback
On Sale: September 19, 2006
ISBN: 978-1-57826-233-5 (1-57826-233-X)

Creative, Affordable, and Fun Weekend Activities

Whether you're divorced, separated, or just working long hours, it's getting harder and harder to spend one-on-one time with your children. Instead of turning on the television and walking away, there's now an easy way to strengthen your parent-child ties, take charge and teach, and have fun with your kids– all at the same time.

Written by a divorced father of three, The Practical Guide to Weekend Parenting offers a no-nonsense approach to parenting and gives sensible advice from a parent who has walked in your shoes. Its collection of 101 projects is designed to help you actively raise, nurture, and guide your children. Each adventure is packed with suggestions to help you interact with your children:

  • Lists of conversation-starters to promote bonding
  • An aside to the parents with practical advice from the trenches
  • Activities included for every interest
  • Includes a variety of easy-to-search chapters
  • Fun facts to share with the kids, and more

Filled with author anecdotes and including activities all ages can enjoy, The Practical Guide to Weekend Parenting will make sure you make the most of every moment with your kids.


Divorced with three children in 1993, Doug Hewitt soon discovered how tough parenting could really be, and wondered how he could raise his toddlers to become responsible adults. The notes based on his weekends with his kids eventually became The Practical Guide to Weekend Parenting. An engineer by day and a writer by night, Doug spends most of his time with his children in their hometown of Mayodan, North Carolina, and is a frequent speaker on parenting.