Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World

How One Family Learned That Saying No Can Lead to Life's Biggest Yes
Author: Kristen Welch
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1496405293
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 272
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From a Christian perspective, Welch "shares the ups and downs in her own family's journey of discovering why it's healthiest not to give their kids everything. Teaching them the difference between want and need is the first step in the right direction. With ... tips and anecdotes, she shares how to help kids become hardworking, fulfilled, and successful adults"--Amazon.com.

Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World

How One Family Learned That Saying No Can Lead to Life's Biggest Yes
Author: Kristen Welch
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 1496412036
Category: Religion
Page: 272
View: 2711
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“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 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 their 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 say the ultimate yes as a family by bringing up faith-filled kids who will love God, serve others, and grow into hardworking, fulfilled, and successful adults. It’s never too late to raise grateful kids. Get ready to cultivate a spirit of genuine appreciation and create a Jesus-centered home in which your kids don’t just say—but mean!—“thank you” for everything they have.

Raising World Changers in a Changing World

How One Family Discovered the Beauty of Sacrifice and the Joy of Giving
Author: Kristen Welch
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1493414097
Category: Religion
Page: 208
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Almost any parent you asked would tell you that they want their children to be happy, successful adults. But many of us forget (or never knew to begin with) that lasting personal joy is not necessarily found the way the world says it is--through reaching a certain socioeconomic status, having a certain job, buying a certain house, or having a certain amount in one's bank account. In fact, says Kristen Welch, popular blogger and author of Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World, personal satisfaction comes not from grabbing onto things but from holding them with an open hand and, very often, giving them away. In this inspiring book, Welch shows parents how to discover for themselves and instill in their kids the profound joy that comes from sharing what we have been given--our time, our talents, and even what's in our wallets--with those who have less. Through powerful personal stories as well as stories from Scripture, Welch offers a tantalizing alternative to status quo parenting that has the power to impact not only our own families but the entire world. At the end of each chapter, one of the author's kids offers their perspective on what it's like to be raised as a world changer.

Raising Respectful Children in a Disrespectful World


Author: Jill Rigby
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476718784
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 305
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Provides a guide for parents that recommends an alternative approach that encourages respect for the self and others, in a reference that explains how to foster such values in children as thankfulness and unselfishness.

Growing Grateful Kids

Teaching Them to Appreciate an Extraordinary God in Ordinary Places
Author: Susie Larson
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 1575675463
Category: Religion
Page: 256
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Even when economic times are tight, our children enjoy an abundance of material possessions. Yet amidst all this wealth, discontentment and competition seem to be on the rise. Instead of teaching children virtues such as gratefulness and patience, many parents are bending over backwards to get their children the latest and greatest item - or feeling guilty when they can't. With the currents of materialism and entitlement flowing so strong, how do we raise kids who are simply thankful? With simple language, interesting anecdotes, and biblical applications, Susie Larson helps readers understand that although teaching perspective and gratitude to our children is critical, it is not difficult.

The Me, Me, Me Epidemic

A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Capable, Grateful Kids in an Over-Entitled World
Author: Amy McCready
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399184864
Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
Page: 336
View: 9953
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"In today's 24/7, overstimulated, overindulged, can't-get-enough culture, even the best parents struggle to find the energy to say no to their kids - when they need to hear it most. In this wise and inspiring book, parenting expert Amy McCready offers proven strategies for empowering your kids without indulging them, and for fostering compassion and gratitude instead of an entitled ome, me, meo focus."

Raising Unselfish Children in a Self-Absorbed World


Author: Jill Rigby
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 141655842X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 268
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Challenging popular beliefs about self-esteem parenting, a guide for parents recommends an alternative approach that encourages respect for the self and others, in a reference that explains how to foster such values in children as thankfulness and unselfishness. Original. 50,000 first printing.

The Gift of Enough

Raising Grateful Kids in a Culture of Excess
Author: Marianne Miller
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1490864687
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 178
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Marianne’s combination of honest storytelling and practical wisdom offers parents simple, effective ideas they can begin using today. —Anita Lustrea, Moody Radio Producer and Host of Midday Connection We have the power as parents to instill in our children the strength to combat today’s materialistic culture with a heart of gratitude. Are you weary of your child’s incessant requests? Have you become your child’s personal ATM? Are you perplexed as to why your child does not seem grateful for all they have? In The Gift of Enough, you will examine the challenges of parenting in our culture of excess, while discovering specific suggestions for navigating financial minefields such as birthday parties, holidays, toy aisles, and shopping malls. You will gain tools to teach your children to make wise decisions by establishing their own financial filter. Dare to be different by building the concept of Enough in your own family!

Plugged-In Parenting

How to Raise Media-Savvy Kids with Love, Not War
Author: Bob Waliszewski
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 9781604828085
Category: Religion
Page: 208
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Plugged-In Parenting comes at a time when parents find themselves between a rock and a hard place. They want to protect their children from the increasingly violent and sexualized content of movies, TV, the Internet, and music as well as cyberbullying and obsessive cell phone texting. But they fear that simply “laying down the law” will alienate their kids. Can parents stay connected to the media while staying connected to God and to each other? This book makes a powerful case for teaching kids media discernment, but doesn’t stop there. It shows how to use teachable moments, evidence from research and pop culture, Scripture, questions, parental example, and a written family entertainment constitution to uphold biblical standards without damaging the parent-child relationship.

Say Goodbye to Whining, Complaining, and Bad Attitudes... in You and Your Kids


Author: Scott Turansky,Joanne Miller
Publisher: Shaw Books
ISBN: 0307568970
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 240
View: 2934
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Adding honor as a factor in raising kids …and parent-child relationships. Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller offer a thorough program for establishing honor as a basis of family life — not just children honoring parents, but parents respecting children and children honoring each other. Even if honor seems a long way off in your household, you will find practical suggestions here to bring that goal a little closer — suggestions for kids of all ages. Honor is the biblical value that will bring about good behavior. It’s more than just changing what kids do; it’s changing the deeper issues of the heart that triggered the behavior. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Rhinestone Jesus

Saying Yes to God When Sparkly, Safe Faith Is No Longer Enough
Author: Kristen Welch
Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 1414395906
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 272
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In high school, Kristen Welch wore a big, sparkly rhinestone “Jesus” pin to school every day and carried her Bible wherever she went. (Yes, she was that girl.) But she didn’t realize her faith, though sincere, was shallow; much like her artificial accessory, it would one day tarnish, no longer a true fit for who she was. As real life catapulted Kristen into places and situations she’d never imagined, there came a day when she stood shocked in the slums of Africa and realized in one desperate moment that Jesus wasn’t enough for her. At least . . . she wasn’t living like He was. On the brink of a risk bigger than any she’d ever taken, Kristen knew she didn’t stand a chance—unless she was willing to put aside the rhinestones and get branded by the real thing. Rhinestone Jesus is the story of one woman’s journey from comfortably living a safe, “good-girl” faith that didn’t cost much, to realizing that God was daring her to say yes to a bolder, more authentic, more dangerous way. This story of spiritual adventure throws the doors wide open for any woman who’s ever thought of herself as “just a mom.” Kristen will inspire and empower you to say yes to God right where you are—and stand amazed at how your life will shine.

Growing Up Social

Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World
Author: Gary Chapman,Arlene Pellicane
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 0802487777
Category: Religion
Page: 240
View: 1647
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Is technology drawing your family together or driving it apart? In this digital age, children are spending more and more time interacting with a screen and less time playing outside, reading a book, or interacting with a parent. While technology can benefit us, it can also erode a sense of togetherness and hinder a child’s emotional and social development. In Growing Up Social, Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane will empower you with the tools you need to make positive changes . . . starting today. Through stories, wit, and wisdom, you’ll discover how to take back your home from an overdependence on screens. Plus, you’ll learn to teach the five A+ skills that every child needs to master: affection, appreciation, anger management, apology, and attention. Learn how to: Replace mindless screen time with meaningful family time Establish simple boundaries that make a huge difference Discover what's working for families that have become screen savvy Equip your child to be relationally rich in a digital world Learn healthy ways to occupy your child while you get things done Now is the time to equip your child with a healthy involvement with screens and an even healthier involvement with others.

Raising Uncommon Kids

12 Biblical Traits You Need to Raise Selfless Kids
Author: Sami Cone
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1493403265
Category: Religion
Page: 208
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The single greatest lesson parents teach their kids isn't anything they say--it's what they do. And while most parents would say they want to raise compassionate kids, they might be surprised to discover just how little they're actually modeling the behaviors they hope to pass on--qualities such as unconditional love, gentleness, forgiveness, patience, gratitude, humility, and more. In this unique book, Sami Cone shows parents a new way to look at molding their children, one in which focusing on adding good behaviors and attitudes is more powerful than eliminating bad ones. Grounding her advice in Scripture--specifically the twelve characteristics found in Colossians 3:12-17--Cone offers plenty of stories from her own life to show these principles in action. And she offers practical things parents can do right now to create a home and family that exhibits love, harmony, and generosity of spirit in a self-centered world.

Don't Make Me Come Up There!

Quiet Moments for Busy Moms
Author: Kristen Welch
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426712227
Category: Religion
Page: 136
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Don't Make Me Come Up There! is filled with inspirational and hilarious true-life stories and reflections written by a very human mom. Moms will recognize themselves in the pages of this book written for real, everyday mothers who know what it's like to catch vomit with one hand while starting a load of laundry with the other (and never confusing the two!). The fifty-two reflections encourage moms to revel in the everyday beauty of their lives and grow closer to God through it all.

Your Kid's a Brat and It's All Your Fault


Author: Elaine Rose Glickman
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399173129
Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
Page: 320
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"You've seen them-kids running wild through restaurants while the parents avert their gaze and order another cappuccino. You've heard them-kids telling their parents to 'shut up' and 'get me that.' You've met them-kids who dress inappropriately and roll their eyes and never say 'thank you.' Maybe one of those kids belongs to you. Combining incisive commentary with grounded, practical advice,aYour Kid's a Brat and It's All Your Faultwill have you recognizing and laughing at yourself, your fellow parents, and a culture that seems determined to turn our precious angels into not-so-precious brats. Divided into three sections-'Your Budding Brat' for toddlers and preschoolers, 'Your Bratty Child' for grade-schoolers, and 'Your Bratty Tween'-this book is packed with wisdom and tips culled from the trenches of child-rearing.aYour Kid's a Brat and It's All Your Faultawill not only help you grow adept at responding to specific misbehaviors, but also will encourage and empower you to become the confident, respected parent you yearn to be. 'Elaine Glickman is not afraid to call a brat a brat. Our wonderful kids we love so much CAN be selfish, interrupting, non-sharing, meal-ruining, bank-breaking, party-demanding brats. That doesn't mean things can't change, especially with a little help from someone calm and smart and, thank god, FUNNY. You're holding her book in your trembling hands now!'aLenore Skenazy, founder of the book, blog, and movement 'Free-Range Kids'"

Earn It!

What to Do When Your Kid Needs an Entitlement Intervention
Author: Michael G. Wetter,Eileen Bailey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1616497424
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 200
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Does your family suffer from “affluenza” exhaustion? Are you confused by the “Me! ME! ME!!!” attitude of your child? Whether your child is six, sixteen, or thirty-six years old, it may be time for an entitlement intervention. Change yourself to change your children. It’s easy to judge today’s younger generations—children, teens, and young adults who think they deserve to have their individuality celebrated and their happiness prioritized. So what happens when your kid—whom you don’t recall lavishing with excessive rewards or money—acts entitled, as though everything should be about his wants or her needs? Good news: from any age, you can help your child evolve into a confident and motivated adult who understands that many of the best things in life are earned. Starting with a ten-question quiz to determine “How Entitled Is My Kid?,” Earn It! What to Do When Your Kid Needs an Entitlement Intervention will teach you how to create a family culture where responsibilities are honored, praise has meaning, decisions are made skillfully, and gratitude is second nature. You’ll find practical tips on chores and allowances, friends and social media, co-parenting, and cultivating true resilience. With family exercises and parent challenges drawn from real-life family scenarios, this book provides an opportunity to reflect on how you can adjust your parenting style to create a family dynamic that nurtures your children into generous, balanced, and hard-working adults.

Hands Free Mama

A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters!
Author: Rachel Macy Stafford
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 031033814X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 240
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“Rachel Macy Stafford's post "The Day I Stopped Saying Hurry Up" was a true phenomenon on The Huffington Post, igniting countless conversations online and off about freeing ourselves from the vicious cycle of keeping up with our overstuffed agendas. Hands Free Mama has the power to keep that conversation going and remind us that we must not let our lives pass us by.” --Arianna Huffington, Chair, President, and Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, nationally syndicated columnist, and author of thirteen books http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ DISCOVER THE POWER, JOY, AND LOVE of Living “Hands Free” If technology is the new addiction, then multi-tasking is the new marching order. We check our email while cooking dinner, send a text while bathing the kids, and spend more time looking into electronic screens than into the eyes of our loved ones. With our never-ending to-do lists and jam-packed schedules, it’s no wonder we’re distracted. But this isn’t the way it has to be. In July 2010, special education teacher and mother Rachel Macy Stafford decided enough was enough. Tired of losing track of what matters most in life, Rachel began practicing simple strategies that enabled her to momentarily let go of largely meaningless distractions and engage in meaningful soul-to-soul connections. She started a blog to chronicle her endeavors and soon saw how both external and internal distractions had been sabotaging her happiness and preventing her from bonding with the people she loves most. Hands Free Mama is the digital society’s answer to finding balance in a media-saturated, perfection-obsessed world. It doesn’t mean giving up all technology forever. It doesn’t mean forgoing our jobs and responsibilities. What it does mean is seizing the little moments that life offers us to engage in real and meaningful interaction. It means looking our loved ones in the eye and giving them the gift of our undivided attention, leaving the laundry till later to dance with our kids in the rain, and living a present, authentic, and intentional life despite a world full of distractions. So join Rachel and go hands-free. Discover what happens when you choose to open your heart—and your hands—to the possibilities of each God-given moment.

How to Raise Kind Kids

And Get Respect, Gratitude, and a Happier Family in the Bargain
Author: Thomas Lickona
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525503730
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 336
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Can you teach a child to be kind? This vital question is taking on a new urgency as our culture grows ever more abrasive and divided. We all want our kids to be kind. But that is not the same as knowing what to do when you catch your son being unkind. A world-renowned developmental psychologist, Dr. Thomas Lickona has led the character education movement in schools for forty years. Now he shares with parents the vital tools they need to bring peace and foster cooperation at home. Kindness doesn’t stand on its own. It needs a supporting cast of other essential virtues—like courage, self-control, respect, and gratitude. With concrete examples drawn from the many families Dr. Lickona has worked with over the years and clear tips you can act on tonight, How to Raise Kind Kids will help you give and get respect, hold family meetings to tackle persistent problems, discipline in a way that builds character, and improve the dynamic of your relationship with your children while putting them on the path to a happier and more fulfilling life.

Becoming MomStrong

How to Fight with All That's in You for Your Family and Your Faith
Author: Heidi St. John
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 1496418735
Category: Religion
Page: 288
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Have you ever looked into the faces of the people who call you “mom” and wondered what in the world you got yourself into? If you’re like many Christian moms today, you’ve been reading the headlines and watching the rapid-fire changes in our culture with frustration and fear. Let’s face it: Moms today are facing questions that previous generations didn’t even see coming, and even our right to determine what is best for our own children is under fire. Popular speaker and blogger Heidi St. John (The Busy Mom) believes that today’s mothers need a special kind of strength. We need to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. We dare not rely on human strength for the battles we’re facing right now. In Becoming MomStrong, Heidi has a powerful message just for you—the mom in the midst of it all. Through encouragement, practical prayer points, and authentic “me-too” moments, Heidi equips you for a job that only you can do: to train your children to hear God’s voice and to walk in truth no matter where our culture is heading. God wants to use this generation of mothers to do something extraordinary: To be strong in the LordTo know who you are in Christ, andTo impart that strength to your kids.In other words, He wants you to be MomStrong! So if you’re feeling tired or inadequate today, get ready to find new strength as you join Heidi St. John in Becoming MomStrong.

Why Don't Students Like School?

A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom
Author: Daniel T. Willingham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470730454
Category: Education
Page: 240
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Easy-to-apply, scientifically-based approaches for engaging students in the classroom Cognitive scientist Dan Willingham focuses his acclaimed research on the biological and cognitive basis of learning. His book will help teachers improve their practice by explaining how they and their students think and learn. It reveals-the importance of story, emotion, memory, context, and routine in building knowledge and creating lasting learning experiences. Nine, easy-to-understand principles with clear applications for the classroom Includes surprising findings, such as that intelligence is malleable, and that you cannot develop "thinking skills" without facts How an understanding of the brain's workings can help teachers hone their teaching skills "Mr. Willingham's answers apply just as well outside the classroom. Corporate trainers, marketers and, not least, parents -anyone who cares about how we learn-should find his book valuable reading." —Wall Street Journal