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The single greatest lesson parents teach their kids isn't anything they say--it's what they do. And while most parents would say they want to raise compassionate kids, they might be surprised to discover just how little they're actually modeling the behaviors they hope to pass on--qualities such as unconditional love, gentleness, forgiveness, patience, gratitude, humility, and more.
In this unique book, Sami Cone shows parents a new way to look at molding their children, one in which focusing on adding good behaviors and attitudes is more powerful than eliminating bad ones. Grounding her advice in Scripture--specifically the twelve characteristics found in Colossians 3:12-17--Cone offers plenty of stories from her own life to show these principles in action. And she offers practical things parents can do right now to create a home and family that exhibits love, harmony, and generosity of spirit in a self-centered world.
"I'm thankful for women like Sami who are dedicated to teaching our next generation that 'things' don't matter--others do."
--Chrys Howard, Duck Dynasty
"An extraordinary tool for raising selfless kids in an it's-all-about-me generation."
--Pete Wilson, senior pastor of Cross Point Church and bestselling author of Plan B
"Sami Cone shows us how to shepherd the hearts of our children with biblical wisdom and contemporary courage. Get ready to experience more of Jesus in your everyday life and lead your kids closer to the heart of God."
--Renee Swope, bestselling author of A Confident Heart and cohost of Everyday Life with Lysa & Renee on Proverbs 31 Ministries Radio
Sami Cone is a blogger, radio host, and TV correspondent. Known as the Frugal Mom on Nashville's top-rated talk show Talk of the Town, Sami hosts the nationally syndicated Family Money Minute and educates more than one million listeners every morning on the Family Friendly Morning Show. She and her husband, Rick, have two children and live in Nashville, Tennessee. Learn more at www.samicone.com.