In addition to Kim's workshop, "The Fun & Frenzy of Fatherhood,"
Kim features these gift books from dads to sons & daughters ...

Kim's book covers

Dads - here's a great gift idea for your daughters and sons (teen or older so they'll appreciate and understad what you are sharing) for the holidays, or some other special occasion you choose like a birthday, graduation, confirmation, or going off to college. It could also be for an older child -- when they get married, or become parents. These books have a lot of thoughts I know you've had in your heart, yet they may not have ever come out of your mouth, and your children would love to hear more of them ...

WHY? After hearing so many people say: "I know my dad loved me; he never said it, but I know he did," I decided to write these books and give them as gifts to our daughter and son were graduating from college and high school. I wanted to make sure that my kids knew these thoughts and feelings I had about them, and being their dad. From there I decided to self-publish these books so more fathers had this tool for a special opportunity to connect even more with their daughters and sons.

As a special feature -- at the end there are two blank pages where you can write your own thoughts from the heart that weren't mentioned in the book. For just a little more than you would pay for a fancy gift card on a special occasion you can say S-O much more. Buy one for each child today so you're ready for that special moment when you want to create that special connection.

Here are some sample pages from --
"To My Daughter - Do You Believe? Thoughts from your Father's Heart" --

starting with some pages to show the book's format, including illustrations of the evolving relationship between father and daughter, followed by a few more examples of affirmations shared in the book, ending with the blank pages for dad to write his OWN thoughts from his heart.

sample page 1

sample page 2

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sample page 4

sample page 5

sample page 6

Here are 12 more affirmations from the book:

Do You Believe --

  • -- That the first time I held you I knew, with great awe, I have found my reason to be?
  • -- I want you to feel like you can come to me for anything - any time?
  • -- that I didn't always know what to do and made mistakes, but I always tried to do my best?
  • -- I beam with pride when people speak of you?
  • -- that I believe in you?
  • -- I want you to believe in yourself?
  • -- I believe that you will do something really special with your life?
  • -- when you're not with me, just the memory of you brings a smile to my face?
  • -- that I believe that you are a gift to me from God?
  • -- in the gifts God gave you - the special something that is only yours to give?
  • -- though you may feel lonely at times, I am always with you?
  • -- that being your father is one of my greatest joys?
(46 total affirmations, plus a few quotes, like: "Raising teenagers is like trying to nail jell-o to a tree."

Comments from buyers:

"Thanks for writing this book. It expressed a lot I feel about my kids, but haven't said. These thoughts from the heart are so simple and straightforward I can talk about them, and it's opened the door to some great conversations with my sons." - Frank H., Minneapolis, MN

"I know you wrote this book for dads, but I'm very grateful too. It gave my husband a way to share some things so our kids knew how he feels about them, but doesn't always put into words. It was heart-warming to watch how they responded when he read it to them, as you suggested. And it made me wonder:'What haven't I been sharing with my kids?' Thank you." - Patti S., Burnsville, MN


"To My Daughter (and "To My Son") -
Do You Believe? Thoughts From Your Father's Heart",

by Kim Ratz & Rafael Ramos, BeaversPond Press, Edina, MN. 112 pages, 4.25x6".
All rights reserved by Kim Ratz; Sons 2001; Daughters 2003.
SRP: $10.00

With my pending retirement, books are now special-priced at $6.95 including tax & postage!

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