Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Raising Grateful Kids

Isaac and I try so hard to put Jesus' teachings into our parenting.  Of course, that's relative when the child in question is only 16 months, but still.  We're firm believers that there is little we are owed but much that can can be gained from loving on others.  We fail at this all the time, but that doesn't stop us from trying.

I've read Kristen Welch's blog for years, and when she announced she was writing a book on raising children who are grateful in a world full of entitlement, I knew I wanted to be on the launch team.  I received my copy of the book last week, and I haven't been able to stop.  Kristen has several years on us in the parenting game, and she and her hubby have fought their battles, and God is winning them for them.  Y'all, it's tough to parent in a world that says to fit in and go with the flow.  Even much of the church says that to us these days.  I'm not sorry that we'd rather veer to the side of Jesus and work our way up stream.  Reading this book and talking this past week with the other launch team members has been so encouraging!  The timing has been perfect.  It's Christmas and everyone has an opinion on how many gifts to get the kids and what kind and budgets and all that jazz.  Being encouraged to stick with 'less is more' and 'experience' type gifts is so needed right now.  Contentment is always relevant.

Starting today, you can pre-order your copy of Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World.  It's only $16, and free shipping!  And, until they're gone, pre-orders include a Global Family Kit to learn about families around the world. 

We all need help not feeling like spoiled little princes and princesses sometimes, and this is a wonderful resource.  We're all in this together, for God's glory and the making of disciples. 

I'll be writing more of my thoughts as I keep working my way through the book.  Can't wait to share more!

*I did receive a free PDF of the book to read and share my thoughts, but my thoughts are all my own.  I would've bought this book anyway because Kristen and I pretty much seem to share a brain and heart, though we've never met.  Love how God works!


1 comment:

P!nky said...

This is amazing and huge! I grew up learning to be grateful and not feeling entitled and hope to raise my children the same way.

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