Monday, October 12, 2020
How to Be a Family: The Year I Dragged My Kids Around the World to Find a New Way to Be Together
Nurture. The ground in which things grow plays a big role in how something thrives or withers. For a family, that ground is a neighborhood, community or town. In his book titled, How to Be a Family: The Year I Dragged My Kids Around the World to Find a New Way to Be Together, Dan Kois describes the year he, his wife, and their two daughters spent living in four different places. Packed with candor and humor, Kois mines the ups and downs of family dynamics at play as they depart their home in Arlington, Virginia to spend three-month stints in New Zealand, Holland, Costa Rica and Hays, Kansas. The culture in each place supports the ways in which families live and interact with neighbors. If you’ve ever thought about packing up and living in a place different from what’s been familiar, you’re likely to find this book instructive and interesting. General readers can enjoy the vicarious pleasure and pain of how Kois and his family learned what nurture looks like in different places. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase How To Be a Family from amazon.com.