Author Shana Connell Noyes created “Get to Know Your Kid,” an innovative new book designed to help parents preserve memories while connecting with their children.
More than just a baby book, “Get to Know Your Kid” includes 100 open-ended questions developed by Noyes with the guidance of two child psychologists. The questions range from playful to thought-provoking and are specifically designed to tap into your children’s imaginations, inspiring them to give answers that reflect their unique personalities. Below each question is space for recording answers, which quickly turns this book into a valuable keepsake.
Although there is no wrong or right way to use the book, Noyes suggests taking your time when asking each question. “You’d be surprised what your kids will come up with when you give them the opportunity to think about their answers,” says Noyes.
As a lawyer and mother of two, Noyes understands a parent’s busy lifestyle, which is why she recommends carving out just a little time each day to ask your children one or two questions.
“Sometimes we get so busy with carpools, homework and after school activities that we miss out on having a real dialogue with our children,” she says. “This book is a simple and easy way for parents to reconnect with their kids, giving them a chance to share their hopes, dreams and fears.” We may not be able to stop our kids from getting older, but “Get to Know Your Kid” allows us the opportunity to preserve this magical time in a way that will last forever.
Shana Connell Noyes will discuss her book at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, at the Book Stall in Winnetka.