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Never Say No by Mark Foreman
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it was amazing
bookshelves: kindle, christian-books

I believe every parent (mom or dad) could benefit from this book. The authors mention that you may just want to skip to chapters that deal with your specific problem sections, but I read through the whole thing and thought that the Foreman's philosophy was very interesting, thoughtful, and practical. No, they are not parenting experts; in fact, they flat out tell you that in the beginning of the book. But they do give some great advice on how to talk to your children, the importance of family time, the importance of instilling religion into your children, and the many ways our thoughts/actions influence our children. It is pointed out in the book that "Children are great imitators. So give them something great to imitate." Sounds so simple, but that is such a huge statement.

This book hooked me from the very beginning. In the introduction we learn how the idea for this book came about. Mark Foreman threw out the phrase "never say no" to a group of people asking for parenting advice. They thought he was kidding, but he was not. He goes on to say "Never say no to all the dreams and creative ideas your children have. Never say no to the realization you can become different than your mom or dad. Especially never say no to your kids' requests to join them, like playing dress up with your little girl or going surfing with your teenager when the weather's cold and windy. If you say no too often, they'll stop asking."

I received this book as a free ARC from David C. Cook Publishing n NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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Reading Progress

July 10, 2015 – Started Reading
July 10, 2015 – Shelved
July 10, 2015 – Shelved as: kindle
July 10, 2015 – Shelved as: christian-books
July 12, 2015 – Finished Reading

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