Susan Sachs Lipman (Suz)is the author of FED UP WITH FRENZY: SLOW PARENTING IN A FAST-MOVING WORLD (Sourcebooks, 2012). Suz's articles have appeared in several magazines and websites, including the Christian Science Monitor's Modern Parenthood blog. The book grew out of Suz’s blog, Slow Family Online, which helps families and others have fun and make memories by slowing down, rediscovering lost arts and activities from a simpler time, and reconnecting with themselves and each other in the process.
Suz is also the Social Media Director for the Children & Nature Network, an international movement dedicated to connecting children with nature. A long-time Girl Scout troop leader, Suz especially enjoys gardening, hiking, antiquing, food canning, and soap-crafting with her family and friends.
FED UP WITH FRENZY: SLOW PARENTING IN A FAST-MOVING WORLD,
Slow Down. Reconnect.
It's Easier than You Think.
The hectic pace of everyday life can keep families constantly on the go, but removing some of the frenzy is easy—if you just take a moment to slow down. Hit the pause button on all of life's daily distractions and reconnect with your family in familiar and exciting ways. Parenting and family expert Susan Sachs Lipman shows you the enormous benefits of having a slower paced, more connected family. Packed with simple, affordable, and delightful games, crafts, and activities, Fed Up with Frenzy will help you spend more distraction—free time with your children. Slow down and reconnect with your family by:
• Creating your own outdoor theater
• Experimenting with kitchen science
• Playing nature games
• Making placemats from fall leaves
• And more!
"Fed Up with Frenzy is a blueprint for any family that feels overwhelmed by the pace of contemporary life." —Darell Hammond, Founder and CEO, KaBOOM!
"The heart of parenting is connection, but how do parents and children connect when they are going a mile a minute in different directions? Read this book, stop the frenzy, and reconnect." —Lawrence J. Cohen, PhD, author of Playful Parenting
Lipman, currently social media director for the Children and Nautre Network, draws on her years as a mother, writer and community leader to offer sound advice and alternative activities to other parents worried that electronic gadgets are replacing meaningful family engagement...Parents will enjoy this fun and helpful guide to slowing things down. -- Booklist