Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Raising Grateful Kids

I mentioned that had the opportunity to review a couple of books, well the second one releases today!

To aid in my review, I received a digital copy of the Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World, and I was gifted a gratitude bracelet for my agreement to help launch the book, but I was not compensated in any other way, and the opinions are, of course, my own.  The links are NOT affiliate links.


Raising kids is never easy, but when you want to go against the flow, it can be even more challenging.  We've never done things exactly like 'everyone else.'  We expect our children to obey, so that they can learn to respect authority in our heavenly father.  We home school, for a multitude of reasons, but that makes them different from most of their peers.  We have more than two children.  We don't own a gaming system, the kids don't have unlimited internet access, we are careful about what and how much TV they watch.  And so on.

This book, shows us that we are not alone in going against the flow.  Kristen, who is a bit further down the path of parenting than we are, also offers us the opportunity to glimpse what is to come.  Her family's lives were turned on their side with a trip to Africa, that clarified the extravagance of the life we all enjoy here.

Kristin and her husband work to thoughtfully and intentionally parent their three children.  She is clear that she doesn't have all the answers, that every family is different, and the she isn't finished parenting yet, but she offers both anecdotal examples from her own family and spiritual truths.  There are also practical, recommended activities for each chapter, divided in to age appropriate categories.

The book hits on topics from teaching kids the value of hard work, money, and sacrifice to how to engage in the use of technology.  In the appendix you will find useful items, such as a cell phone contract, a parenting manifesto, and a discussion guide.

I hope that you are able to use this book as you raise up your children!

*graphics courtesy of Tyndale House Publishers

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