Is there a dad in your life that loves to read? I have two books for dad, that would be great for Father’s Day. Both books come from JKS Communications, and will both inspire and teach. The first book is Blitz Your Life, and it is written by former Tennessee Titans Linebacker, Tim Shaw. After being diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gherig’s Disease), Shaw went from participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to living life to its fullest.
This is something that he encourages all people to do, regardless of whether you are fighting a medical battle, or just need some inspiration. Blitz Your Life, is broken up into 4 sections; Embrace Your Crazy, Blitz Your Passion, Flip Off Fate, and Share The Road. There are three parts to each section, and at the end of each chapter, there is a call for self-evaluation. I like this book because it shows how your goals, dreams, and passions can change as your life does. Sometimes, it takes a drastic change in circumstances to realize what it is in life that you truly want. This book helps you realize that.
The other book is A Parent’s Guide To Video Games, and no, it isn’t just a list of current games. This book actually delves into the impact that video games have on the physical, social, and psychological well-being of your child. This book is written by Dr. Rachel Kowert, a research psychologist, from Austin, Texas. she has done the research and compiled it into an easy to understand guide.
This book has 7 chapters and discusses:
- Aggression and Violent Crime
- Cognitive Development
- Physical and Mental Health
- Sexism and Misogyny
- Social Outcomes, and
- Unintentional (Positive) Learning
I like that this book doesn’t just reiterate what the media says, but actually goes through the pros and cons of video game play; she has an entire section dedicated to references used when writing this book. There is a lot of great information, and it would be a great starting point when deciding whether you will allow your kids to own video games.
As you can see, JKS Communications has some great choices in books for dad, and there are more available to choose from. So this year, give the dad that loves to read, something he wants!