November 2, 2014

Their Name is Today, Reclaiming Childhood in a Hostile World. Giveaway too!

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Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

This superb book highlights the drastic changes in the way today's children are treated in society. Children need time and space to grow and this book is a perfect way to start. 

Everyday our kids are barraged with things that are hostile and a threat to our kids so they can have a happy, healthy courageous childhood. 

I  remember growing up my parents would allow me to ride my bike for hours not checking in and going to friends homes for hours and still, not checking in. As long as I was home for dinner, or when the street lights came on, all was good. If I disrespected them, I was disciplined. I had to eat my dinner or go without. I was spanked, I was grounded and I was yelled at. I think I became a better person from being raised by such good, christian and loving parents. They encouraged me and believed in me even when I didnt!
They were  the parents I strive to be!
They have both passed, so I can no longer ask them for advice, but the way I was raised has stayed with me, thank God!

But in today's society, we are not supposed to be our kids parents. We are supposed to be their friends. This is one major problem I have with today's society. I was told by a CPS woman, that discipline should be a last resort and no spanking should be allowed. Soothing talk and hugs could cure alot of child issues. I THINK NOT! 

My favorite chapter in this book is: In Praise of Difficult Children. 
My favorite part is this:

"If we are misled into thinking that childrens disruptive behavior always represents some type of disease, and give them medication which is potentially dangerous, then we are taking the easy way out. Instead we could look at our homes and schools and recognize how often our own busyness and materialism prevent children from finding inner peace and emotional stability."

I believe this!

One reader will get the chance to win a copy of this great book that I feel every parent should have, or at least read! 

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