Preparing Our Children To Change Their World. Nice is not enough. We are raising a generation of "nice" kids. Nice kids are well behaved and look good on the outside, but they often lack courageous character inside. 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.
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
"There's a reason someone made up the saying 'Nice guys finish last.' The last thing you want to have happen is to raise kids that are easily influenced, intimidated, defenseless. . . . I invite you to pick up the cadence with one of America's great family coaches and learn better ways to raise kids who are ready for tomorrow. Nice kids? No. Strong, emotionally fit and morally good? Absolutely. You're going to enjoy The Danger of Raising Nice Kids." "”From the foreword by Dr. Tim Kimmel,
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