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Sunday, October 2, 2011

It's Your Kid, Not A Gerbil - Giveaway and Review

Finally a great parenting book that is relevant to this generation of both parents and kids that make sense from a Christian perspective. Both my husband and I enjoyed reading chapters of this to one another considering some new alternatives to problems that impact our family's.

Do activities rule your family? Do you have a superkid - or a super-stressed kid? Does your busyness keep you from leaving the indelible imprint you long to have on your child's life? Does next week's schedule leave you exhausted at the mere thought of it?

Most kids today can text faster than a woodpecker with ADHD. But do they have the relational skills that will bring them ultimate satisfaction and fulfillment? In It's Your Kid, Not A Gerbil, internationally known family expert and father of five Dr. Kevin Leman reveals the secrets to:

  • battling the 'busy hands are happy hands' myth
  • choosing activities wisely
  • creating an atmosphere you kids will love to come home to
  • capturing your child's heart...for a lifetime

Isn't it time to trade in the stress-filled SUV miles for peace-filled hours? The result will be happier, more confident and secure children...and a less-stressed you.

If you feel like me and at times feel like you've reached the end of your rope in how to deal with your kids, from school issues, homework, friends, social issues, technology challenges, and even how to balance it all from work to family time, then trust me, this IS the book for you. The best part is you can just dive right on in. Pick something that is relevant for you and your situation and see what the options are.

We loved the chapter dedicated to balancing work and family and it really hit home for us. The best part is defining what everything is worth considering the cost. To us, since the time with the kids are so limited, we have vowed to do everything we can to show them how important they are to us and even in looking back, we can see our kids greatest memories are the ones that showed we took time out for them, not how much money we spent. That is priceless.

I received this book compliments of Tyndale House Publishers for my honest review and I can't wait to share this book with you. Highly recommended at 5 out of 5 stars and a must for any family to cope with the parenting techniques this generation needs to keep our kids happy, balanced and respected among their peers. Ready to get off the wheel?

For more information on this book, the author, and where to purchase a copy of this, please click on the links below:

Thanks to the generous folks at Tyndale House publishers, they have provided me with a giveaway certificate for one lucky reader of this blog, Reviews From The Heart. Here's all you need to do to enter:

1. Be a follower of my blog, Reviews From The Heart.

2. Be a resident of the US or have a US shipping address. Please No P.O. Boxes!!

3. I need a way to contact you so please be sure to include your email address along with your comment telling me why you need this book! You can use the words (at) and (dot) instead of the symbols.

The giveaway will end on October 10th, and I will notify the winner by email at that time.


  1. This sounds like a great read! I love parenting books. I follow on gfc, thanks for the giveaway.

  2. I need this book to make sure I'm not putting the Brat into too many activities. I actually thought it was better than having her sit in front of the tv all evening, though.

    I follow on GFC

    aliciaeflores1 @

  3. I need this book because I have a bipolar child and it seems all we do is go to dr appts..I want to make sure I am giving him all that life has to offer. I want him to experience thing normal children do.


  4. I have five kids and each is so different and strange in their own way the youngest is the problem right now..I need help. Thanks lisapeters at yahoo dot com I follow GFC Lisa

  5. This sounds like a really good book. Thanks for the chance!

    I am an E-Mail subscriber

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net


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