One of the basic human needs we all have is to be appreciated. Letters are a great way to show your child you appreciate them and also to pass along lessons for a happier life. I think parents can teach really important lessons in how to love people in general. Take my dad for example, he would make up a fantastic lunch and add little treats to amuse me so I would feel loved as I ate my boxed lunch at school. The little things count and I've heard how parents can use "little notes/letters" placed in a child's lunch box to make a child feel loved and appreciated.
This book takes this idea a step further. It presents letters to heal hurts, to show that parents are human, to share a parents childhood memories, to educate a child about life's little lessons and to give children a sense of security in a turbulent world.
Some of the letters include:
Life's Top 10 List - The most important values you hope your child lives by
Wipe Away the Tears - comfort and love your child when they're hurting
You're the Greatest!
Let's Talk - Create an atmosphere for open dialogue
Calling All Slobs - A humorous attempt to cure sloppy habits.
There is a place to sign each letter and the letters tear out easily. Envelopes are not provided, but these will fit nicely into any envelope depending how you fold them. I'd imagine you could also leave some in fun places, like a favorite coat pocket, etc.
Now this is parenting! Highly recommended for every parent, especially those with teenagers who might respond better to a letter than a lecture.