“If I wanted my daughter to change, I realized, the change had to start with me.” – Sami Cone
This book gives a powerful message – one we often do not think about. I consider myself a very compassionate, kind, and caring person. When I give, I give everything I have. I hope that I am teaching my kids to do the same as they watch me – leading by example. But something I failed to do, I think, for quite some time, was actually talk to them about it. About being a good person – unconditional love, gentleness, forgiveness, patience, gratitude, humility, and more. I think it has become more and more difficult to let go of that status quo and just raise uncommon kids.
What does it mean to raise uncommon kids?
The single greatest lesson parents teach their children 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.
Being a parent is hard and we NEED all.the.help! I think my teens teeter back and forth, but for the most part, they are very compassionate. They both really learned and had their first experience with compassion and love when we adopted our daughter. For my son, it was an instant sister – and he welcomed her with open arms! For our daughter, it was opening herself up to us as her new family. A lot of unconditional love up in this house!
In this unique book, Sami 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– She 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.
If you’re looking for a hands-on guide to teach your family how to have unconditional love, gentleness, forgiveness, patience, gratitude, humility, you’ve found it! Sami Cone’s practical style is a breath of fresh air. Instead of the “pie-in-you-face” method of just telling you how to parent, she focuses on the entire family and how they can work together to make a difference.
Raising Uncommon Kids: 12 Biblical Traits You Need to Raise Selfless Kids is available on Kindle or in paperback. Go grab a copy now – you will thank me later!
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