"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 that 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 one's 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.
©2015 Kristen Welch (P)2016 Tantor
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"A bible lesson. Not a parenting lesson."
I was extremely disappointed that this book is more about Bible lessons and her individual experiences than something that could be relevantly applied to those of different belief systems.
"No real information on gratitude "
This book is great if you want to reaffirm the value of your Christian faith where it pertains to your kids, but if you're looking for real insights into how children can be taught gratitude in a world that promotes entitlement this isn't the book for you.
I found myself nodding my head a lot with what she was saying. I've changed a few things in my household since reading this book. I've gone back to attending church regularly as well. If you don't want to read or hear about bible stories or bible verses, don't buy this book.
"Conservative Christian Parenting Book"
This is a conservative Christian parenting book. While I found it to be interesting I would have liked to know this before I bought it.
The description didn't mention religion at all yet this is the main premise of the book. The author also had a number of contradictions in message that were frustrating to listen to (for example Christian children have it rough because they are "different" which she encourages, but differences that others have (Caitlin Jenner for example) are weird and not to be tolerated. Another example is that punishments for bad behavior should not involve depriving children of their spiritual community yet she also described taking away youth group field trips as punishment. She seems to equate gratefulness exclusively with Christianity (which I believe is pretty narrow minded)
"A must read for parents!"
I loved this book. I bought it in hopes of parenting our 3 young children more effectively, but I quickly realized it needs to start with me, and I needed to do a lot of changes in myself first. It's very well written, very informative, and I would even say life-changing. I'm Christian, like the author, and I really liked how our values are the same and I have the same desires for my home as she does for hers. A must read.
"This was so me!!!"
Such an awesome book. I really learned so much as if it was written for me. I'd recommend it to any parent!!!👍🏼😊
I. Love. This. Book.
I am excited to listen to it a second time.
"Great for everyone mom in the "pulling hair out" stage"
While I sat here questioning my every move, my thoughts flew back to this book that I had purchased some months ago. I was drawn to it and so thankful for the listen. She doesn't tell you what to do, she reminds you why you do it.
"Hands on real applications"
Great, easy and applicable ideas on the HOW to raise grateful kids... And as we all fear, yes, it starts with ourselves :)
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