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Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World: How One Family Learned That Saying No Can Lead to Life's Biggest Yes Paperback – January 26, 2016
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Parents today fight what seems like a never-ending battle against the current of the culture in raising our children. In Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World, Kristen not only inspires us to raise our children differently, but she teaches us how to actually live that out in our homes. So very practical and convicting. A must-read! (Ruth Schwenk, Pastor’s wife and mama to four, coauthor of Hoodwinked, and creator of TheBetterMom.com)
In this fast-paced, instant gratification culture, Kristen’s countercultural message of selflessness and gratitude is much needed! This book left me convicted, challenged, and encouraged, both personally and as a parent. (Crystal Paine, Founder of MoneySavingMom.com and New York Times bestselling author of Say Goodbye to Survival Mode)
I absolutely love this book. Kristen unearths the heart issue of why many children are selfish and unaware of the needs of others. Her words engage, inspire, and instruct parents in raising emotionally strong, healthy children who are grateful in the important moments of life. (Sally Clarkson, Author of The Lifegiving Home and Own Your Life, and blogger at SallyClarkson.com)
I can’t think of anyone I would trust more than Kristen to teach on this topic. She’s made her entire life a testimony to doing this well, and everyone who reads this book will be inspired by her story, her heart, her wisdom, and her love of the Lord. (Angie Smith, Bestselling author of several books and Bible studies including, Chasing God and Seamless)
Kristen’s words are so timely, and I am thankful for her hard-fought wisdom. I am all ears whenever Kristen writes because she just gets it, and it was no different with this book. If you’re looking for support and practical ideas on how to raise grateful kids in an increasingly entitled world, this book is a must-read. (Sarah Mae, Author of Longing for Paris)
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I love watching the home improvement shows but something funny begins to stir in me after a while - - discontent. If not careful, I can begin to look around and see what room should be painted a different color, flooring should be switched out or worse yet, bathroom should be redone. And truly, nothing needs to be improved at our home at this time.
In her book, Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World, Kristen Welch hits it on the head:
And as uncomfortable as it sounds, parents who want less-entitled kids have to be less entitled themselves, and parents who want to raise more grateful kids need to start by living more grateful lives. (page 11)
Media has increasingly made it difficult to be content with what we have, where we are, and who we are. Commercials drive us to get the next new product in the hopes of being able to be successful and achieve our dreams. Along with eroding our contentment, we are driven to get it quickly, now.
My children are grown adults, now raising their own children. I pray we, as their parents, raised them to work hard and to be grateful for what they have been given. But only time will truly tell if they learned the lesson and are able to resist the pull which surrounds them.
Kristen readily admits she is not a child psychologist but a parent facing the same challenges as us all.Read more ›
I’ve had numerous conversations over the past few weeks as I’ve been reading this book that have made me sit up and pay attention. If we as adults feel we deserve so much, then it would make sense that our children will grow up thinking the same. When I tell other parents the title of this book they groan, because we all know entitlement is prevalent. But sometimes we’re not sure how to battle it or if it’s even worth the effort it takes to back up and find a different path to follow. When we begin to see we’re not alone in our stirrings, we get the courage to take a stand and raise families who see there’s so much more to life than the lie we’ve been believing.
Kristen says, “And as uncomfortable as it sounds, parents who want less-entitled kids have to be less entitled themselves, and parents who want to raise more grateful kids need to start by living more grateful lives."
This book addresses the big picture, but also includes practical tips to help your family learn to live more grateful lives. She has done her research and has put together an incredible book that is essential to parents of children of every age who long to raise their kids to be more than just happy.
**I was given this book in exchange for my honest review.
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Love this book! It gives applicable ways to implement new ideas and behaviors into your family. Each chapter ends with ways to start changing things in the family. Read morePublished 17 hours ago by Amazon Customer
Love this book. Already lent it out to a friend to read. Definitely a book to keep on the bookshelf for future readings. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Mary B
Every family who wants to make Jesus the centre, needs to read this!Published 6 days ago by Samantha
A wonderful book, must read for parents who are struggling with ungrateful children, or soon-to-be parents whose desire is to start parenting right. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Corrie
I convinced my library to buy this when it came out. I was fortunate enough to be the first to read it. I loved it! Kristen is so real and down-to-earth. Read morePublished 16 days ago by K. Wood
I underlined something on every page and dog eared half of the pages to read to my husband later.
Great practical advice. I'd recommend to everyone. Read more