Being a mom is the hardest thing I've ever done, but it has brought me so much joy! I want to encourage other moms on their journey, I'll share motherhood tricks, spotlight tips I've learned from friends, and I hope you will share your ideas. I will focus on secrets that help families stay balanced, healthy, frugal, creative, and closely knit. I will also share favorite fiction and nonfiction books that I have enjoyed. Many blessings to you on your mothering journey!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World

I just previewed a new book titled, "Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World" by Kristen Welch.  It's a great parenting resource, and I'm thrilled to share it with you

From the author's website:
No one plans to raise a selfish child or spoiled brat. Every parent dreams of their child being selfless, generous, and appreciative. But it’s challenging to raise a grateful child in a culture that has a hard time saying no. We love our kids and want to give them the world. How do we say no to our child when “every other child” gets “everything they want?”
Kristen Welch, author of We are THAT family and founder of Mercy House, is learning the way to give the world to her children is by giving them perspective. She’s discovered the ultimate yes in bringing up faith-filled kids who love God and others.
It’s never too late to raise grateful kids. With Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World, get ready to cultivate a spirit of genuine gratitude in your family and create a home in which your kids don’t just say―but mean!―“thank you.”
While there was a lot of content related to teaching kids the practice of gratitude, there is also a lot of good overall parenting advice. I very much enjoyed reading Welch's stories and her practical advice.  Here are some of the topics she bravely ventures into:
wants vs. needs

  • self-centered culture
  • kids & technology
  • obedience
  • creating and maintaining a Christ-centered home
  • the choice of gratitude
  • navigating rough waters of life

I would recommend this to any parent who wants to raise children in a a Christ centered home, with the goal of raising children that love Jesus. 

Wanna sneak peak into the book?  Read the first chapter here.  Or check out Kristen's blog.  Here is a post that she wrote about 3 questions to increase your gratitude.  As a gift for being a part of this book launch, Kristen gave me this lovely bracelet. It is to be worn as a reminder to answer three gratitude questions from the blog post. A good habit for everyday. 

I received this book as a gift from the publisher in exchange for my honest review


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