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February 11, 2016

Strong and Kind: And Other Important Character Traits Your Child Needs to Succeed {Korie Robertson}

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What Legacy Will You Pass Down To The Next Generation?

“After being a parent for twenty years, I have come to believe that the most important thing for parents to decide—more important than bottle or breastfeeding, more important than co-sleeping or sleep training, and even more important than whether to put your child in day care or become a stay-at-home parent—is what values are important to your family and how you will go about instilling those values in your children.”

In Strong and Kind Korie Robertson—with the help of her mom, Chrys Howard, and with insights and stories from her husband, Willie—introduces nine character traits that children need in order to lead a successful life. And though there are no perfect parents or perfect children, Korie shares principles—based on biblical wisdom and time-tested practices—that will help you parent your own one-of-a-kind child.

My Thoughts:
Anyone who has spent any time with me, or on the blog, knows I am a huge fan of the Robertson family. I am in awe of their ability to hold fast to their family values while living in the high-profile life they have. I have read every book the family has published, and have actually molded some of my parenting styles from things I read in their books.

This one, however, just did not do it for me. I was excited to start this one, but quickly got bored with the information being presented. Much of the book felt like I was reading a textbook with a few stories thrown in. There were references to research studies, professor lectures and psychology reports. I almost felt this book was trying too hard to be a teacher rather than a resource.

I do hate that I did not like this one. I really had high hopes for it, and wanted it to be another great book to add to my parenting library. I was very disappointed that it did not turn out to be all that I hoped for it.

Korie Robertson is a New York Times bestselling author, the wife of Duck Commander® CEO Willie Robertson and star of A&E's Duck Dynasty. A mother of five, Korie balances family life and her role at Duck Commander with several ventures of her own, including her retail store Duck & Dressing, overseeing licensing for the family's brands and philanthropic work with a children's home in the Dominican Republic, Help One Now and adoption and foster care advocacy in Louisiana. Her writing credits include Duck Commander Devotions for Kids, The Women of Duck Commander: Surprising Insights from the Women Behind the Beards About What Makes This Family Work, Faith Commander: Living Five Values from the Parables of Jesus and The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family, and Ducks Built a Dynasty. Follow online @bosshogswife or

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