Korie starts with a simple concept -- choose the two character traits that are most important to you for your children and live them out so that you can teach them -- and walks you through the steps that she and her husband took to make them a reality. Can I just be honest here? Oh, how I wish someone had shared this with me when I first began the parenting journey.
I'm so thankful that it is never too late to parent intentionally. Way back in the beginning, I did not sit down and discuss with the MainMost exactly which character traits we desired to see fulfilled in each of our four children, but we have always strived to instill in them the realization that your character is important. We've discussed being strong and kind and honest and true and compassionate and forgiving and loving and humble. I must admit though, the idea of choosing two traits to be your main focus makes for much simpler parenting. I did not do that 21 years ago and one daughter is now in graduate school and the other married, but I am encouraged that it is not too late for us to specifically choose and model character traits for our son and daughter still at home.
Living intentionally is exactly what this is all about. Korie says that you must do things on purpose, deliberately, and with forethought and planning. I agree. A wonderful first step in this deliberate planning would be for you to read this book. Korie lays out a straightforward, workable plan that gives you the tools to help your children reach the full potential that GOD has planned for them.
The crux of the matter and the words which I find to be most telling, sum it up like this:
By working to instill character in our children, and , more importantly, put GOD back in HIS rightful place in our lives and our homes, we're setting the stage for a brighter future.
And that's really what it's all about. I so appreciate reading the heart of a mom who has walked this same path I walk and who is honest to share the trials of the journey. Do your family a favor and read Strong and Kind today. Let's all help each other be the very best mothers we can be -- our family's legacies depend on it.
Hardcover; 240 pages
Publisher: Harper Collins Christian Publishing (October 27, 2015)
In her new book STRONG and KIND: And Other Important Character Traits Your Child Needs to Succeed, Korie Robertson -- New York Times bestselling author, wife of Duck Commander® CEO Willie Robertson, star of A&E's Duck Dynasty, and mother of five -- argues that developing good character in our children is the single most important thing we can do to help ensure they lead happy, healthy adult lives. Robertson explores key traits and what they truly look like in action, asks readers to select the two traits that they hope to see most in their children, and shares hands-on ways for nurturing strength of character. Written with her mother Chrys Howard and featuring stories and wisdom from husband Willie, STRONG and KIND cuts through the contemporary cacophony of parenting manuals to rediscover, unfold, and embrace the enduring wisdom that has guided the best parents for centuries.
Korie Robertson, wife of Duck Commander® CEO Willie Robertson and star of A&E's beloved series Duck Dynasty, is a mother of five, a New York Times bestselling author of several books, including The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family, and Ducks Built a Dynasty, written with Willie; Faith Commander: Living Five Values from the Parables with Jesus, written with her mother Chrys Howard; and The Women of Duck Commander: Surprising Insights from the Women Behind the Beards about What Makes this Family Work, written with all of the Robertson wives. She is also an in-demand public speaker, Duck Commander® executive, entrepreneur and founder of Duck and Dressing boutique, and a philanthropist, who remains active with a variety of organizations that focus on children, adoption, and foster care. Korie lives with her family in West Monroe, Louisiana.
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