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Changing my parenting for the best!
Reviewed in the United States on March 31, 2017
I appreciate Kristen's ideas so much that sometimes I take a break from reading this book so that I can implement each idea before going on to the next idea. For example:
- Teaching my 4 year old preschooler and 2 year old toddler about money. For our family, we decided to establish weekly allowance and "give, save, spend" categories for each child. Also now if they destroy or loose something important, we can take money out of their piggy bank to show them that everything isn't magically replaceable by "the store" - it's actually costs our family something!
- I never wanted to go to Africa because it seems so unsafe with illness, war, etc. But this book has totally changed my perspective, and now my priority is much more to give my children the gift of grateful and generous hearts. I have talked to a South African friend who has traveled a lot and she has recommended places in Africa that would be good for my family to safely visit and help. Also we realized that our church sponsors a school there that we'd like to visit. My fear is gone and now I am excited to take these trips one day.
- We started sponsoring a boy in another country for our son to learn about and pray for, and a girl for our daughter. It is a great opportunity to talk about the things that they have in common - chores! - and the things that our children have that their sponsor children don't. For example, 3 meals a day, great education, cars, a bedroom of their own, political rights, etc.
There are definitely chapters in this book that go above and beyond the scope of the title - protecting your kids from porn, for example - but those chapters are so important that it's worthwhile that she wrote them.