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The Danger of Raising Nice Kids

Timothy Smith

The Danger of Raising Nice Kids

Timothy Smith

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Timothy Smith says it isn't enough to raise kids who act nice and don't get into trouble. Instead, Christian kids need to be equipped to become people of influence who can challenge and change their culture. He targets nine key qualities that children need to develop but often lack, and shows you how to model core values and biblical practices.
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About "The Danger of Raising Nice Kids"

Timothy Smith says it isn't enough to raise kids who act nice and don't get into trouble. Instead, Christian kids need to be equipped to become people of influence who can challenge and change their culture. He targets nine key qualities that children need to develop but often lack, and shows you how to model core values and biblical practices.
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Nice is not enough.We are raising a generation of "nice" kids. Nice kids are well behaved and look good on theoutside,but they often lack courageous characterinside.Offering practical wisdom gleaned from his experience as a parent and family coach, Tim Smith helps you move your kids from simply polite to truly compassionate. He targets nine key qualities children need but often lack and shows you how to build them into your children by modeling core values and biblical practices.Your kids can be--and indeed, are meant to be--kingdom builders who help bring God's light and life to others through their decisions and influence. "Being nice won't help them stand apart," Tim says. "We need to strategically train our children to engage and challenge the popular views of our culture." Here is a clear, down-to-earth resource that will help you do just that. But be prepared for change--in you, in your kids and in the world.
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Meet the Author

Timothy Smith

Timothy Smith is a family coach, conference speaker, president of Life Skills for American Families, and the author of several books including Letters to Nicole, Family Traditions, and The Seven Cries of Todaybs Teens. He is a research fellow with the George H. Gallup International Institute and a radio commentator. He and his wife have two young-adult daughters and live in Southern California.

Table Of Contents

  • 1. More Than nice
  • 2. Parenting As Discipleship
  • 3. Clarifying Vision
  • 4. Embracing Authenticity
  • 5. Learning To Listen
  • 6. Showing Empathy
  • 7. Demonstrating Compassion
  • 8. Developing Discernment
  • 9. Courageously Setting Boundaries
  • 10. Choosing Contentment
  • 11. Loving Passionately
  • 12. Stand-up Kids In A Lie-down World
  • Appendix 1. Our Family's Core Values And Mission
  • Appendix 2. Target At 18
  • Appendix 3. Countdown To Independence
  • Appendix 4. Consequences Worksheets
  • Notes

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 235594
  • Product Code 0830833757
  • EAN 9780830833757
  • Pages 202
  • Department General Books
  • Category Parenting
  • Sub-Category Parenting Children
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Jul 2006
  • Dimensions 209 x 139 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.249kg

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