Friday, 15 January 2016

Raising Great Kids - Amy Newmark, Dr. Milton Boniuk

About the Book:

Tolerance, respect, compassion and other values start at home, in healthy, strong relationships between the generations. These stories provide practical, insightful tips for parents and grandparents looking to strengthen their families and raise successful children.

As role models, parents and grandparents teach good values, like tolerance, accepting differences, shedding prejudices, and making good decisions. And having those traits makes us more successful as adults, too.

The personal stories in this collection not only show adult readers how to be their best selves, but also offer great advice on how to raise resilient, confident, upstanding kids — kids who exhibit all the qualities of acceptance, courage, and inner strength. These stories provide practical, insightful tips for parents and grandparents looking to strengthen their families and raise caring, confident, successful children.

This book harnesses the power of storytelling to inspire and teach while also entertaining readers. Key issues such as bullying; religious, ethnic, and lifestyle tolerance; values; and making good decisions are addressed in stories selected from Chicken Soup for the Soul’s vast library of bestselling books, representing the best on these topics from the company’s 22-year history.

My Thoughts:

When I first saw this book, I thought the title was a bit strange, as it reads somewhat like a manual. However, after reading some of the stories, I began to see how maybe the publishers came up with it. There are a number of ingredients needed to raise great kids and one of them is to teach by example. And many of the stories are about just that element to parenting.

There are many sweet stories of life lessons learned from parents, and also some that parents learn from their children. This book is a rich collection of such stories. Woven together with joy, gratitude, love, hope and life's sweetest surprises, these anecdotes are sure to warm your heart...and encourage you to look for and appreciate similar moments in your own life. Who knows, maybe one day you'll see one of them published in a Chicken Soup book, if you choose to submit it.

Disclaimer:

In exchange for an honest review, Simon and Schuster and Shelton Interactive provided me with a complimentary copy of  this book.


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