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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Journey of a Strong-Willed Child...Review

About the book:
You can Parent Like a Pro with Kendra and John Smiley! Readers will be familiar with Kendra’s strong willed child, Aaron, from Aaron's Way.  Updated and reformatted, this book brings to life and light the challenges of rearing a child who wants to do things their own way. John Smiley, the Resident Dad, lends a well-thought-out tactic for the father’s role in a willful child’s discipline.

 This is one of those terrific books that I see myself going back to again and again. Kendra and John Smiley were blessed with a strong-willed son named Aaron. In this book, Kendra shares the experiences of parenting Aaron. What is so terrific is that Aaron, now a successful veterinarian, also writes in this book. He shares his perspective or "closer look" and we get a great glimpse into the mind of a strong-willed child.

I particularly enjoyed the chapters on discipline and the importance of following-through and of setting boundaries. Aaron's experiences in school with difficult teachers was good too, and gave me some insight into situations with one of my own children. Each chapter is liberally sprinkled with appropriate scriptures and references to faith in God. The book isn't long and is easy and entertaining to read. It follows Aaron from birth through college and along the way, you will glean some great advice and examples for parenting your own children. This is a terrific addition to any parent's library.

Thanks to the Blog Tour Spot for the opportunity to review this book. 

Kendra Smiley is an author, speaker, and radio show host. She married John over 35 years ago and with him raised three sons.
A natural-born entrepreneur, Kendra kept the home fires burning, while growing a home-based business, serving as a youth leader in her church for over 20 years, and staying active in her community. Her work as a mother, entrepreneur, church and community leader did not go unnoticed. In 2001, she was chosen as the Illinois Mother of the Year.
She has written more than half a dozen books, spoken to thousands around the country (and abroad), founded and distributed a daily radio program — today heard on more than 40 stations. Kendra connects with people wherever she is — teaching individuals to make the next right choice.
You can find out more about Kendra Smiley here. You can purchase your own copy of this book here.
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Read 2/09

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4/5 Stars

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