Monday, November 23, 2015

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Great Kids - Sharing Values From Generation to Generation

Chicken Soup for the Soul Raising Great Kids
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Great Kids
101 Stories About Sharing Values from Generation to Generation
  • From Chicken Soup for the Soul and The Boniuk Foundation
  • By Amy Newmark and Dr. Milton Boniuk
  • Paperback or Digital Editions - 386 Pages
  • 101 Reader Submitted Stories in Nine Chapters
  • Publish Date September 8, 2015
  • List Price $14.95 (Paperback) and $9.99 (Digital) - Prices Vary by Retail Location
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As a parent, I am trying to raise my children to be among the ones who make the world a better place.  I would like them to be young men who reflect the values that we are trying to instill now.  I hope they will exhibit kindness, compassion, strength, and positivity.  If they have wives and children of their own I pray they will be patient and forgiving.  

This book tells the stories of parents and grandparents who share how they have passed these character traits on to their little ones, or are working to do so.  These are not elaborate plans, rather, these are small gestures like simply taking time to listen or play.  

Following a short foreword and introduction there are nine chapters as follows:
  1. Be a Role Model
  2. Make Time for Togetherness
  3. Be and Advocate for Acceptance
  4. Encourage Independence and  Responsibility
  5. Be Kind to Strangers
  6. Stay Positive
  7. Use the Power of Forgiveness
  8. Think Outside the Box
  9. Learn From the Next Generation
The book concludes with short segments on Amy Newmark and Dr. Milton Boniuk followed by information about Chicken Soup for the Soul. it would make a great gift for parents of a young family.

Thanks to Chicken Soup for the Soul for sending me a review copy of this wonderful book.