Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Raising an Original - Book Review

Whether you've got one kid (like me) or eight kids (like the author of the book Raising an Original), you probably want to raise your kids right.

Whatever "right" means.

And there's the rub. There's no one-size-fits-all approach to parenting.

Each kid is different and unique and so needs a different and unique approach to how he or she is raised. But how do you determine just what kind of approach will work for your kid?

Read Julie Lyles Carr's book Raising an Original! This mother, blogger, public speaker, nonprofit founder, and psychologist gives you the guidelines you need to figure out just what makes your kid special and how you as a parent can help to bring forth that God-given specialness instead of hinder it.

And there are plenty of ways that parents can hinder their kids originality. You might not even know you're doing some of these things, but Carr will call you out on it in this book!

The book includes a little quiz to help you determine which of four personalities your child has (The Director, The Inspirer, The Steadfast, and The Curator), and you can even take the quiz yourself to find out what kind of personality you have. If you and your kid have clashing personalities, this book will help you understand how to NOT make them clash.

This book is all about helping parents realize that they can't make their kids be someone they're not. That the ultimate goal isn't necessarily to raise a child to make a lot of money or be famous or have a prestigious career. The ultimate goal is just to help your child thrive being himself or herself, no matter what that means for their future. The ultimate goal is to see each of your children for who they really are and help them live their lives with the courage to be original.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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