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From Amazon: “But everyone else has it.” “If you loved me, you’d get it for me!” When you hear these comments from your kids, it can be tough not to cave. You love your children?don’t you want them to be happy and to fit in? Kristen Welch knows firsthand it’s not that easy. nike air max 90 femme 2017 In fact, she’s found out that when you say yes too often, it’s not only hard on your peace of mind and your wallet?it actually puts your kids at long-term risk. In Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World, Kristen shares the ups and downs in her own family’s journey of discovering why it’s healthiest not to give their kids everything. Fjallraven Kanken Outlet Teaching them the difference between “want” and “need” is the first step in the right direction. With many practical tips and anecdotes, she shares how to help kids become hardworking, fulfilled, and successful adults. nike pegasus It’s never too late to raise grateful kids. Get ready to cultivate a spirit of genuine appreciation in your family and create a home in which your kids don’t just say?but mean!?“thank you” for everything they have.

I picked up the book expecting to like it but not be too impressed. I’ve read SO many parenting books and many are just … ‘eh. Not this one. In fact, after a quick first read I’ve decided I’m going through it again with highlighter in hand. Keep in mind I don’t have young kids at home anymore but I really like some of the things this book has to say. Here’s another thing … I’d suggest someone buy this book JUST to look at the little side notes. Do you know what I mean? The little highlighted text from the book that the publisher puts in the margins? They’re good. fjallraven kanken uk Really Good.   Here are a few that grabbed me so I snapped some shots with my cell phone: IMG_20151203_204728016

“We had been guilty of fitting Jesus into our lives, instead of fitting our lives into Jesus.”

Ok. Ouch. Think about it.               And this:

IMG_20151203_204638626“It’s hard to teach our kids to be different from the world if we look just like the world. It’s time to take back our living rooms, tune out media and turn off technology.”

So yeah… you don’t hear that too often from a modern day parent. The chapter on technology is worth the price of the book itself. nike air max 2016 Prepare to be challenged here and to be confronted with how much you’ve let the devil have a hold of your family by not putting firm guidelines around technology use in your home. Trust me on this one… we’re on the other side of this with adult children and see how very much we failed in this area.     How about this:

IMG_20151203_204448938“Kids’ temporary unhappiness – learning to submit to authority and obedience – is worth it if it produces future adults who love God and others.”

Truth. Fjallraven Kanken Mini Right there. In a sentence. Not easy – but true.               Next up: IMG_20151203_204403028Perhaps my favorite quote in the book because I’ve been thinking and or saying something similar for years…

“Society has shifted truth by bombarding us with an idea until it’s normalized.”

Um, yep. Just look at fashion, movies or almost anything else in our culture and compare it to even just 50 years ago. Just think about it.       Ok, I could go on and on but I’d rather you run to Amazon (click) or your favorite local or other online retailer and buy a copy for yourself. Available in paperback, Kindle and Audio versions – (click below) Yep, I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated to provide a positive review of this book.

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