Let Them Be Kids: Adventure, Boredom, Innocence, and Other Gifts Children Need
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Let Them Be Kids: Adventure, Boredom, Innocence, and Other Gifts Children Need  -     By: Jessica Smartt

Let Them Be Kids: Adventure, Boredom, Innocence, and Other Gifts Children Need

Thomas Nelson / 2020 / Paperback

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Conquer fear and discover transforming truth as you enjoy building family values together! In this practical guide for moms, Smartt offers personal stories; witty humor; and researched and tested methods for handling tough topics including being "cool," technology use, sexual purity, boredom, balancing family time and outside activities, showing grace when kids disobey, and more. 240 pages, softcover from Nelson.

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Title: Let Them Be Kids: Adventure, Boredom, Innocence, and Other Gifts Children Need
By: Jessica Smartt
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2020
Dimensions: 8.40 X 5.50 (inches)
Weight: 7 ounces
ISBN: 0785221271
ISBN-13: 9780785221272
Stock No: WW221279

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As parents we want to safeguard our children from the pressures and influences of the world, but also prepare them for age-appropriate realities. How do we find that balance? Jessica Smartt shares ways to be more aware, proactive, and protective, but also adventurous with our kids.

A former English teacher and homeschooling mother of three, Jessica Smartt felt the weight of helping prepare her kids for life, seeking to raise her children with a sense of adventure, self-confidence, manners, faith, and the ability to use technology wisely.

Let Them Be Kids is Jessica’s offering of grace and confidence to moms, providing practical ideas to meet the challenge of raising children. Part story, part guidebook, every chapter includes doable parenting strategies and encouragement for the journey, equipping moms with ways to provide a safe, healthy, Christ-centered upbringing for our children. Her well-researched, tested methods, woven together with her personal stories and witty humor, deliver wisdom on tough topics, such as:

  • Managing technology and fostering creative playtime
  • Balancing family time versus sports and extracurriculars 
  • How and why to let your kids be awkward
  • Protecting innocence and purity
  • Showing grace when kids disobey

If you want to conquer fear and find the truth that transforms entire families, Let Them Be Kids will show you that it’s not only possible but essential to enjoy every special moment of building family values together. And it serves as a gentle reminder that, someday, you'll be very glad you did.

Author Bio

Jessica Smartt is a former English teacher turned homeschooling mama of three. A week after her first baby was born, she began her motherhood blog "Smartter" Each Day. Jessica and her husband live in beautiful North Carolina, where she loves hiking with kids (mostly), steaming coffee in the afternoon, family bike rides, and anything that’s ever been done to a potato.

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