Let Them Be Kids
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, engaged, proactive, creative,...
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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, engaged, proactive, creative, and protective, but also adventurous with our kids.
Let Them Be Kids is Jessica's offering of grace and confidence to moms, giving us practical ideas to meet the challenge. Her well-researched, tested methods, woven together with her personal stories and witty humor, deliver wisdom on tough topics, such as
balancing family time vs. outside activities, the gift of being awkward and uncool, managing technology, protecting purity, showing grace when kids disobey, and more.
Part story, part guidebook, every chapter includes doable strategies and encouragement for the journey, equipping moms with ways to provide a safe, healthy, Christ-centered upbringing for our children.
If you want to conquer fear and find the truth that transforms entire families, Let Them Be Kids shows us 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, we'll be very glad that we did.
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.