Book Review: STRONG and KIND: And Other Important Character Traits Your Child Needs to Succeed By Korie Robertson with Chrys Howard with Stories and Wisdom from Willie Robertson {And Giveaway}

*Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own.

About STRONG and KIND: And Other Important Character Traits Your Child Needs to Succeed:  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 Thoughts:  I'm a fan of the entire Duck Dynasty clan. I watch their television show, have their merchandise, have one of Miss Kay's cookbooks, and have previously read Good Call by Jase Robertson. You get the idea. I really have the utmost respect for this entire family. 

Anyway, Strong and Kind introduces you to some character traits that children need in order to lead a successful life. Korie and Willie want their children to be strong and kind and she explains why these two character traits are the most important to them. I love that Korie shares personal stories, both from when she was growing up and as a mom herself. I also love Willie's insights, which are both hilarious and heartwarming. This book will not only make you want to be a better parent, but a better partner as well, because the two ultimately go hand in hand. I love the included bible verses as well. 

Even though the Robertson family is very religious, you don't have to be a Christian to read this book, just a parent who wants the best for their children. This book would be perfect for new parents because they could start using these principles on their children from a very young age but it doesn't matter what age your children are. My son is 15, almost 16 years old, and I came across a lot of useful information, ways to instill good character traits in him so that he might be able to make the world a better place. What two character traits do I want to instill into my son? I want my son to be strong and compassionate. But why these two traits you ask? I want my son to be strong because life is anything but easy and it will try to knock you down every chance it gets and when it does I want him to be able to get back up and be stronger than ever. I also want my son to be compassionate. I don't just want him to feel sorry for those who are less fortunate than him though, I want him to act upon those feelings and actually help people. 

STRONG and KIND: And Other Important Character Traits Your Child Needs to Succeed will be available starting October 27, 2015. You can find out more about the book and the authors at the below links.

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  1. I want my girls to be respectful and kind..too many people out there especially this generation of people who don't care of anyone and are so disrespectful

  2. Two character traits that I feel are important to instill in my children are self-control & honesty because those traits are very important to me & my husband!