Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World by Kristen Welch

As parents we want to give our kids the world. Somewhere along the way we think our primary role in their lives should be as their provider and our kids should have everything.

Our primary role is training them.

I'm not saying that is our only role as parents.

Culture will tell our kids everything is about them unless we train them not to.

I say train there intentionally.

Train: teach a particular skill or type of behavior through practice and instruction over a period of time.

The Bible says in Proverbs 22:6, "Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it."

We are daily in the process of training our kids to live against their selfish nature and to not think of only themselves. If we're honest we're trying to do that ourselves as well.

We are swimming upstream and it is hard.

That is why I love Kristen Welch's new book!

About the book: 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.”

If you are raising kids you need this book! Go buy it! You can buy it here!

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