30 Days to a Stronger Child is a book meant for any parent, caregiver, or even teacher. This book can even be read by a child to help strengthen and empower them.
This book was inspired after the writers saw so many terrifying events unfold which included mass shootings, terror attacks, and rising disconnection within families. “[We] realized that our children have to be STRONGER than we are! They must be prepared to deal with tougher times, but NOT lose their humanity. This is what we created to help them.” I absolutely agree with this idea which is one reason why I am so excited about this book.
One thing that terrifies me as a parent is not preparing my children well enough for real life. Right now while they are still young, I am able to keep them safe and protected. I have made them believe that anything is possible. They can be anything they want and they’ll make it through life just fine. But let’s be honest. That’s not real life at all. Hardships will come and I want to make sure they are prepared. That is what I enjoy about this book. It gives 5 accounts and talks about how to fill and balance out those accounts. Each pressure that is put upon the children can drain those accounts so this book helps teach parents how to teach their children how to develop strengths and learn to cope with stress and dilemmas in healthy ways.
The accounts include physical, emotional, social, spiritual, or intellectual. Developing each of these is important in shaping who the child is and who he/she may become. I personally want my daughter to work on her social account. She is naturally very shy and I will be using this book to help her develop her assertiveness, friendship, leadership skills, and respect for others. On the other hand, with my son, I will be using this book to work on his intellectual account. It is not that he is not smart, however, critical thinking, creative problem solving, and maintaining curiosity are skills I would like him to have and improve on.
This book is a great book for parents and their children. While reading through it, I realized there are things that I can even work on which will be great as my children and I discuss these different accounts and help each other to improve what we already have.
Want one of the 30 Days to a Strong Child book for your own family? Leave a comment and let us know which account (physical, emotional, social, spiritual, or intellectual) you would like to work on with your children.
This giveaway will end March 27, 2016. One random winner will be chosen. Entrants must be 18 years or older and US residents. No purchase necessary.