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Friday, November 28, 2014

In This House We Will Giggle {Book Review}

"As a mom in the throes of parenting, Courtney DeFeo believes that instilling virtues in children starts with laughter, not lecture. That perspective propelled her to create this idea-packed book, in which she offers motivating reflections, real-life stories, and a sandbox full of inventive ways to help you turn your kids’ hearts toward God.  In This House, We Will Giggle shows you how to capture the hearts of your children through fun—so that they experience the goodness of Christ, the joy of following Him, and the difference they can make in the lives of others. (Water balloons not included!)"

I stumbled upon Courtney DeFeo's blog a while back and I was intrigued by many of the postings I read there.  Many of her reflections and thoughts spoke to my heart and I enjoyed going back many, many postings to glean as much wisdom as I could.  Imagine my excitement when I saw that Courtney DeFeo's book was available on Blogging For Books to review!  I snatched it up and have enjoyed reading it immensely.

In This House We Will Giggle takes the reader on a journey through character and virtue.  DeFeo shares how parenting is tough but we can really enjoy the opportunity to be Mom's n' Dad's when we make an effort to find joy and pleasure in it.  One of the easiest ways to find joy in parenting is to create an environment where you love to be with your children.

Each chapter corresponds to a month and each month focuses on a virtue that is necessary in character development for your children.  DeFeo provides a personalized story, scripture memory verse, prayer, ideas for activities and games (complete with supply checklist), catch phrases, questions to elicit discussion and suggestions on how to continuously reinforce the virtue that you are learning that month.  Virtues include:  joy, love, forgiveness, faith, patience, perseverance, respect, responsibility, service, humility, gratitude, and generosity.

This book provides a years worth of character training in an easy to introduce and use format!  This book would make a great gift!  We have really enjoyed it!

Disclaimer: I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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