The greatest lesson we teach our kids isn't anything we say--it's what we do.Many parents are surprised to discover just how little we're actually modeling the behaviors we hope to pass on--qualities such as unconditional love, gentleness, forgiveness, patience, gratitude, humility, and more. This unique book offers a fresh way to look at molding your children: by focusing more on adding good behaviors than on eliminating bad ones.

Grounding her advice in Scripture, Sami Cone shares stories from her own life to show these principles in action. And she outlines practical things you can do right now to create a home and family that exhibits love, harmony, and generosity of spirit in a self-centered world.

My Reflections:

When I first looked at this book I knew I needed to read it. I want to model what I teach, and I desire for my children to be better than me, I also want them to grow and follow God passionately. I was ripe for the picking my teenagers are watching and I want to do everything I can to foster a good example to them. 

Raising Uncommon Kids: 12 Biblical Traits You Need to Raise Selfless kids is a practical book that you will be glad to read. Who wouldn't want to take their head knowledge and actually apply it to their parenting journey?

Sami Cone uses personal experience and stories coupled with biblical principals to help her readers move in confidence and wisdom. I greatly valued her perspective and will be implementing quite a few of her practices in my home.

Some of my favorite topics were in Section two: Your Attitudes Towards Others. Having two teeagers in my home, this chapter gave me practical strategies on how to teach them to love others as Jesus teaches us to.

 "Regardless of how you feel about each other, you have to communicate with each other."

Having siblings who sometimes struggle with even the simple task of talking to each other, this chapter gave me some real insight on how to bridge the communication gap. 

This book reads more like a manual, not a sit down and chat over coffee sort of read. 
It is packed with scripture and sound parenting advice. I would highly recommend any parent read over this book for some fabulous parenting tool box padding.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc."

About The Author

  1. Sami Cone

    Sami Cone

    Sami Cone is a blogger, radio host, and TV correspondent who mentors others to live their dream life on less and pursue their passions. Known as the Frugal Mom on Nashville's top-rated talk show Talk of the Town, Sami hosts the nationally syndicated...
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