Sunday, February 28, 2016

book review: Raising grateful children in an entitled world

"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. 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. 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.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. 

My Review: 

Before I read this book I read a review that said "just finished this, and I'm going to go through it again with a highlighter!"

I rolled my eyes, as I usually do with these kind of reviews because I haven't yet actually met a book that I wanted to go through twice in a row like that. Anything I don't get the first time I'll MAYBE go through and highlight in a month or so, but right away?

...actually, yes. I read this book between calls at work and all he mothers at work read the title and went "oh, I need that book." The book itself was more than just a reference book. It was encouragement. It was a mother solid in her faith with both failed and successful methods of teaching gratefulness.

Of course, no nonfiction book is complete without sources. The author cinched her call to action with references and quotes from other authors that create the breadcrumbs of knowledge I love so much.

And ultimately, yes. I will be going through this book again soon to highlight it and hand over to my husband.

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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