Building Better Families
A Practical Guide to Raising Amazing ChildrenDownloadable Audiobook - 2008
Bestselling author and popular national speaker Matthew Kelly gives us practical advice that will strengthen our families. Recognizing that "family" is a changing entity he shows us how to make ours an emotional safe haven that allows everyone in it to grow. In Building better families he shows us that the family is a changing entity--and that's fine. It should be. Based on one of his most popular talks and audios, Building better families doesn't just try to re-imagine the role of the family in postmodern culture, it gives us practical advice we can use right now to build a sense of trust and connection with our loved ones. What Kelly wants to shows us is how to make our family into an emotional safe haven that allows everyone in it to grow--and perhaps more importantly to just be. The strategies are simple but applicable across the board. The key is to have a sense of unity, shared sense of purpose and values. Kelly shows us how to work toward this with guidance on how to: Develop a family culture: OK, you can't have dinner together every night at 6pm. But what can you do to bring meaningful structure to your life together? Ask the right questions: Whether you are speaking with your spouse or your childen. The answers we get depend them. Learn when and how to say no: It can be too easy to cave in. If we really want to get to yes, we first have to learn the art of "no." Honor the power of money: know what you value and show your children--and your spouse--by example; Foster a spirit of service: It is one of the greatest gifts we can give our children and ourselves.
Publisher: New York : Books on Tape, 2008
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eAudiobook