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The Mean Mom's Guide to Raising Great Kids Paperback – March 10, 2015
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"Your Kid's a Brat and It's All Your Fault"
Packed with humor, wisdom, and tips to encourage and empower you to become a confident, respected parent. Learn more
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Covering parenting from preschool to high school, each of the four sections highlights topics specific to each age. Scripture is weaved throughout as a continual reminder of God's truth, and "Mom 2 Mom" quotes at the end of each chapter are filled with heartfelt transparency from dozens of moms who lent their own experiences to encourage the reader. Mean moms encourage openly, love passionately, and know full well being called mean by her child is oftentimes a compliment.
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Joanne Kraft not only talks about Mean Mom parenting, she lives it out. Lest you think a mean mom is... well mean and nasty. Think again. "A mean mom encourages openly, loves passionately, and knows being called mean is oftentimes a compliment," says Joanne. It's tough to be a productive parent.
Written with sweet faith, generous grace and lots of Joanne's crazy humorous style, you'll find real stories of healthy parenting from Joanne and her Mean Moms Team on every subject in family life from chores to technology—imparting respect to not taking sides. You'll be encouraged when you love your kids too much to rescue them from a mistake knowing it will teach them a lesson in life better than your constant nagging. You'll feel comfort knowing it's normal to feel the pain of being the "bad guy" because you know what's best for your innocent ones.
The Mean Moms Guide is simply the answer for parents who feel they need fortification for doing the right thing when raising their kids.
I love this book. A must read for every Mom.
Joanne incorporated her parenting techniques into this book and how they worked for her and her family, and how we can teach them to our children. But most of all, this book has taught me how to teach my children about God, and about God's love for them and that God will always be there for them and with them throughout their lives.
One excerpt from the book that has helped me: "If my kids complain something is too hard, like...you know, putting their shoes away, I tell them "You were made to do hard things." - Ashley Gerhard"
My kids are always coming up with some excuse as to why they can't pick up their toys, shoes, plates, etc. Telling them that they were made to do hard things has helped a lot. I've also heard this saying, "If your big enough to make the mess, then your big enough to clean it up." That quote has come in handy when they complain that they can't clean their bedroom or the living room of their toys.
The Mean Mom's Guide to Raising Great Kids book talks about everything from putting your marriage first, teaching your children about honor, giving to TV, technology and more! This book is a must read for every Mom and Dad too!
Joanne’s book reignited something inside of me – a push of sorts to be more engaged in these final years of parenting the two children beneath my roof. "The Mean Mom’s Guide to Raising Great Kids" is not about getting your “mean” on. Instead, it is a grace-filled invitation to invest in the everyday worlds of our children and to say, “I’m here. I care. We’re in this together, and by God’s grace, I’m going to help you walk these next steps successfully.” Mean moms don’t leave the parenting to others. Mean moms fight hard for the hearts and futures of their children. I, for one, needed a reminder along these lines.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was very pleased with the content of this book! I enjoyed that Joanne incorporated bible verses into ever single chapter
while teaching me how to raise my children in ways... Read more
The Mean Mom’s Guide is written from one mom to another. It’s about encouraging a few of the marshmallow moms to instill much-needed boundaries in the lives of our children. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Gini Pickle
Thank you Mrs Joanne Kraft, I love your experiences and faith based advice! Blessings!Published 8 months ago by Sally Hejean Chae
Our moms group ladies just finished a book study of this book. We got so much out of it! Even though my sweet seven year old claims I am NOT a mean mom, I am proud to say I am one! Read morePublished 10 months ago by DeAnn Ok
The bigger picture! Amen and amen. So often we "parent" in the moment. We worry more about behavior than about character. Joanne Kraft says, "I'm raising an adult. Read morePublished 13 months ago by lori wildenberg
Are you a mom, going to be a mom, or thinking about becoming a mom...then let me kindly suggest this book to you. You won't be sorry. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Kel_H
Great book for all to read. Very well written, entertaining and lots of good information on parenting.Published 13 months ago by Jane Lewis