"Raising Uncommon Kids: 12 Biblical traits you need to raise selfless kids," by Sami Cone, is an incredible parenting book to read and learn from! This book is divided into 3 sections with 4 traits being focused on in each of the sections. The first section focuses on one's heart at home, specially love, harmony, gentleness and bearing with. These traits focus on one's relationship with God, and relationships and interactions within the family unit. The second section focuses on one's attitude toward others, including the traits of kindness and forgiveness. The third and last section deals with one's influence in the world with focusing on traits such as gratitude and compassion.
I love how the book is set up as there is a chapter devoted to each characteristic. The author really shares her heart, and her triumphs and mistakes that she personally has learned from. The overall attitude of this book is so positive and uplifting as the purpose is to create and instill positive behaviors and attitudes instead of focusing on the negative ones that need eliminating. As the positive attitude and behaviors are established and built upon then the negative ones will automatically decrease. This book was eye-opening to me as it really forced me to think about what I am modeling to my children and really everyone who I come into contact with. I highly recommend this book as a must-read for parents.
*Thanks to the Baker Books blogger program for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*
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