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Strong and Kind: And Other Important Character Traits Your Child Needs to Succeed by Korie Robertson Book Review

Korie Robertson is the wife of Willie Robertson and they both star on the hit TV show Duck Dynasty. In Strong and Kind, Korie Robertson has written a brand new book about instilling positive characters traits into your children’s lives. She shared the powerful truth found in scriptures such as in Proverbs 3:1-2. This verse talks about the importance of keeping God’s teachings in our hearts and in our children’s hearts. God promises to give us long life and peace and prosperity if we follow his commands. Korie suggests parents choose two key critical character traits that they want their children to follow in their lives. Some of these traits include, “honest, loving, kind, loyal, persistent, encouraging, trustworthy”, and much more. Each chapter also includes some thoughts from Willie Robertson. 

One of my favorite chapters was entitled, “Self-Controlled”. This chapter discussed how vital it is to manage your self-control and how we can also be an example of this trait in front of our children. Korie shared how putting into place boundaries and greatly benefit our children. She explored how Adam and Eve struggled with God’s boundaries and not eating the forbidding fruit. They didn’t display self-control against temptation and ate the food and they sinned. This is why as parents we must teach our children self-control against all the temptations they may encounter. I have personally seen the benefits of setting boundaries in place and displaying self-control.

I would recommend this awesome book to every single parent and future parent. I have always enjoyed watching Duck Dynasty and I strongly believe Willie and Korie live what they preach. I liked how Korie covered many different character traits throughout the book and she devoted a chapter to each trait. I liked how she gave parents the freedom to discuss the different traits they want to pass down to their kids. I’m not a parent yet or even married but I choose to read and review this book in order to already begin to prepare for having children. After reading this book, I would choose strong and self-control as the traits I would want my children to live by. Obviously these two traits could change because this is a book I will eventually reread with my future wife, whoever she is. If you’re seeking an excellent book on parenting, then read this book!

"I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program."

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