The Danger of Raising Nice Kids: Preparing Our Children to Change Their World
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Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Inter-Varsity Press
Publication Date: 2006
|Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.5 (inches)|
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This book is written from the perspective of a child/youth counselor offering advice to parents. Its strength is not as a theological or biblically-driven treatment of parenting. Instead, Timothy Smith offers practical and helpful advice to help parents raise courageous kids with character. Smith repeatedly offers practical ideas, checklists, and suggestions that any parent can immediately implement.
Some of the very helpful chapters are those dealing with training your family and children in the areas of authenticity, empathy, compassion, and discernment. One of the best features of the book is found in appendix two where Smith provides an extended list of goals for your children in the different spheres of life (i.e., spiritual, social, mental, etc.).
As a counselor, Smith occasionally includes some thoughts and approaches that appear to be more psychologically than biblically based, such as, Authentic people can love others because they have learned to love themselves (p. 65), and Jesus came to have an authentic relationship with each of us (p. 71).
On the whole, however, this book will provide parents with much to think through as well as many practical ways to very intentionally disciple their children. Much is at stake as Smith well points out, Out ultimate goal as a family is to advance Gods kingdom (not be comfortable, or accumulate wealth, or become famous) (p. 50). James Billings, Christian Book Previews.com
"If you're looking for a parenting resource that will make you feel all warm and fuzzy, put this book down. But if you truly want your kids to grow up with the kind of godly character that will help them be people of integrity and strength, then start reading. Tim's words will challenge you and make you rethink your assumptions about what it means to be a parent. This book will not only change your ideas, it will change your family."
"While reading this book, I was reminded of Jesus' question: 'What good will it be to gain the whole world and yet forfeit our souls?' As parents, it is so tempting to focus on our children's academic achievements, athletic awards, good looks and future career success. In the process, we often neglect opportunities to influence and shape their Christian character. Tim Smith challenges us to move beyond raising nice, wimpy children. We cannot afford to just give our children what they want or what we want them to have. Instead, to live as Christians our children are going to need traits such as courage, discernment, compassion, empathy and contentment. This book provides parents with practical steps to help our children develop these important qualities."
"Tim Smith hits the nail on the head! The apostle Paul said that we're to raise our children 'in the training and instruction of the Lord.' That's raising disciples, not just nice kids! Sound tough? This book maps it out and makes it easy!"
"Tim Smith is one of America's finest and most refreshing parenting experts. This book will show you how to raise your kids to be responsible adults. It is a fresh approach and very practical."
"Tim Smith shows parents why pulling the weeds of bad behavior isn't enough. We must also nurture the roots of a good heart. This book is filled with practical ways to fill our homes with grace and love, so our children will be able to face the world they live in."
"A fantastic book for parenting the next generation. Great insights. The best I've read!"
"There's a reason someone made up the saying 'Nice guys finish last.' The last thing you want to have happen is to raise kids that are easily influenced, intimidated, defenseless. . . . I invite you to pick up the cadence with one of America's great family coaches and learn better ways to raise kids who are ready for tomorrow. Nice kids? No. Strong, emotionally fit and morally good? Absolutely. You're going to enjoy The Danger of Raising Nice Kids."
John Yates5 Stars Out Of 5September 15, 2008John Yates
The best book on raising kids that I've read to date. I have three children and want them to be independent followers of Christ, leaders among their peers. This book has so much to offer that I really feel that I'm going to need to read this like once a year to refresh myself and see just how we're doing.
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