Thursday, May 13, 2010

You HAVE to read this...

I've had lots of conversations about child-rearing lately with friends. It seems like as mothers we are concerned about one major issue:
making sure that our children our successful.
That's a great thing, right? We want our children to do well in school, to do well in sports, to achieve great things. We want them to get into a good college, find a high-paying job, make a difference in the world. We want them to be considered smart, attractive, intelligent people.

If you are like me and work hard to help your children achieve these goals, please read this book.
I had no idea that I NEEDED this book until I picked it up.

A person can be successful without coming close to being truly great. And wouldn't we all rather aim our children toward true greatness?
"We're going to invest 20 years of our lives and spend tons of money preparing our kids for the future. Why not prepare them for a life that dwarfs the goals of those who are merely successful? Why not groom our children for true greatness?"

We are talking about raising our children to be authentically kind and generous. Children who will become adults that want to serve others.

We need to raise kids who know how to make a life, not just a living.

Oh, and if you are anything like me, you will need some guidance on how to raise children to love God and love others. Because I need a lot of help on that. So if you read this book be expected to make a lot of harsh realizations about yourself. Because I got hit with lots of things. And now I am working on becoming a better person myself.

This book is meant to change you for the better.

...and that's all I've got for now. :)

8 comments:

Elizabeths Attic said...

I have raised two well adjusted young people without a book. I know that it seems to be the trend these days to read these books and beat yourself up about parenting but please do not put pressure on you or your children. Just do the best you can because in the long run that is all any of us can do. We are no surprise to God he knew us before we did.
Blessing, faith and Peace at all times

Beverley
www.beverleylovestosew.blogspot.com

sara's art house said...

OK- you've convinced me! I want to read it- I need all the help I can get too :)

Appleshoe said...

Here all I want IS a child.. Sigh* I always like a good book. Every bit helps; and every bit of knowledge we obtain in life through whatever media will help shape how we raise our children or just shape how we generally respond to life.. So thanks for the suggestion. People we encounter (such as you) also help shape who we are and who we will become. I'll see if it's at the library this weekend.

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I would like also to share this to your reader,... The Succes and Opportunity Family:

The father of succes is WORK,
The mother of succes is AMBITION,
The oldest son of succes is COMMON SENSE
Some of the other sons of success are PERSEVERENCE, HONESTY, THOROUGHNESS, FORESIGHT, ENTHUSIASM, and COOPERATION;
The oldest daughter of succes is CHARACTER,
Some sisters of success are CHEERFULNESS, LOYALTY, CARE, ECONOMY, and SINCERITY,
The baby is OPPORTUNITY.

Nana's Nuggets said...

Hi! Chrissie, Enjoy your blog, about raising children, so far my 30,yr.old daughter,34 old son, and 38 yr.old son,with praises to God they are wonderful kids.We always have tried to teach them good manners, respect, and raised them in church! I have a little poster on my fridge that has been there a long time and it simply says this:
First teach a child to love God-
Teach them second -to love their family
Third, teach them to hunt and fish...
and by the time they reach their teens, No Dope peddler under the sun...will ever have a chance to...teach them anything.

Nana's Nuggets said...

Hi! Chrissie, Enjoy your blog, about raising children, so far my 30,yr.old daughter,34 old son, and 38 yr.old son,with praises to God they are wonderful kids.We always have tried to teach them good manners, respect, and raised them in church! I have a little poster on my fridge that has been there a long time and it simply says this:
First teach a child to love God-
Teach them second -to love their family
Third, teach them to hunt and fish...
and by the time they reach their teens, No Dope peddler under the sun...will ever have a chance to...teach them anything.