Tuesday, October 20, 2015

STRONG and KIND - #STRONGANDKIND #FLYBY Book Review and Giveaway

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About the book:

Hardcover; 240 pages

Publisher: Harper Collins Christian Publishing (October 27, 2015)

In her new book STRONG and KIND: And Other Important Character Traits Your Child Needs to Succeed, Korie Robertson - New York Times bestselling author, wife of Duck Commander® CEO Willie Robertson, star of A&E's Duck Dynasty, and mother of five - argues that developing good character in our children is the single most important thing we can do to help ensure they lead happy, healthy adult lives. Robertson explores key traits and what they truly look like in action, asks readers to select the two traits that they hope to see most in their children, and shares hands-on ways for nurturing strength of character. Written with her mother Chrys Howard and featuring stories and wisdom from husband Willie, STRONG and KIND cuts through the contemporary cacophony of parenting manuals to rediscover, unfold, and embrace the enduring wisdom that has guided the best parents for centuries.

About Korie Robertson:

Korie Robertson, wife of Duck Commander® CEO Willie Robertson and star of A&E's beloved series Duck Dynasty, is a mother of five a New York Times bestselling author of several books, including The Duck Commander Family: How Faith, Family, and Ducks built a Dynasty, written with Willie; Faith Commander: Living Five Values from the Parables with Jesus, written with her mother Chrys Howard; and The Women of Duck Commander: Surprising Insights from the Women Behind the Beards about What Makes this Family Work, written with all of the Robertson wives. She is also an in-demand public speaker, Duck Commander® executive, entrepreneur and found of boutique Duck and Dressing, and philanthropist, who remains active with a variety of organizations that focus on children, adoption, and foster care. Korie lives with her family in West Monroe, Louisiana.

My Review:

You'd be hard pressed to find someone who doesn't know the Duck Dynasty celebrities.  They're famous for the family-themed television show about duck calls, country living, and Christian beliefs.  Although I'm not a devoted fan of Duck Dynasty, I've watched their shows from time to time and admire that they stand firm in their loyalties.

One of the newest books from the Duck Dynasty cast is STRONG and KIND: And Other Important Character Traits Your Child Needs to Succeed.  Now, I'll be honest with you, most books with titles like this usually deter me from reading them.  As much as I like good advice, I don't enjoy reading books on how to raise my kids or work any other area of my life if it's riddled with scientific jargon and preaches in a pretentious manner.  Thankfully, STRONG and KIND doesn't play like that.

What I love about STRONG and KIND is that it's relatable.  The challenges and tips are things I can actually work into my life.  There are three main sections to the book that are broken down into chapters.  Part one talks about the importance of good character and part two discusses identifying character traits you want to see in your children.  The third part goes into how to parent kids of character.  Although my kids are now in their tweens and above, I was able to grasp some areas that I could work on to better raise them to be wonderful citizens in life and strong in their faith to God.  I also took note of a lot of the lessons in the book to apply to my own personal life.

If you are not familiar with the Duck Dynasty cast, you may not associate with the personal stories that involve the famous family because the tales are told from the family's experiences.  Despite that, STRONG and KIND is a wonderful resource to read and apply to raising your children into successful adults.
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Julie Waldron said...

I used to watch but haven't in awhile. We've been saying that we want to start watching it again.

Sue Hull said...
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Sue Hull said...

I do watch Duck Dynasty. Its one of my fave shows. Uncle Si is a little nuts but oh so funny! I love what this family stands for. The Christian values and morals they teach their kids is amazing. What you see on the show is real. Miss Kay & Phil Robertson are wonderful people. I admire Korie, she is such a great woman doing good things to help people. Id love to read this book. Thank you for the chance :)

Heather! said...

I've never seen a full episode, but it looks kind of entertaining.

Gretta said...

We watch Duck Dynasty every season! It is one of the few shows on TV that we can all watch together. We love it! We've even been to West Monroe, LA to their Duck Commander headquarters and ate at Willie's Diner too.

Anonymous said...

I have never watched because we do not have tv, but from what I have heard of the show & family I would be interested in reading more about them. We actually own a Duck Dynasty children's bow.

Unknown said...

i have not watched it


Unknown said...

i have not watched it


Sharon Schoepe said...

Yes we do watch Duck Dynasty. I love that it's the type of show that we can all watch together without worrying about the kids seeing or hearing something inappropriate.

Isaiahsmom said...

I am a fan of Duck Dynasty. I would love to read this book. They always make me laugh on their show and feel good.

Angela Saver said...

Yes, I am a fan & watch Duck Dynasty! Love that family!

Renee said...

I have only seen a few episodes because we don't have cable or satellite and I'm not certain that it comes on Netflix.

Meghan said...

I use to watch it, but not recently

Unknown said...

I have watched it some in the past.

Shakeia Rieux said...

My boyfriend and i watch it all the time