Book Review: Raising and Original

I received a copy of this book to review some time ago and have yet to get around to reviewing it. This is in part because I don't feel like I can totally give it a fair review yet, as I think it is geared for parents of children slightly older than my own.

That being said, I love the ideas of this book: that each child has a different personality and it is our responsibility as parents to understand those personalities and gauge our discipline and parenting based on that uniqueness. It sounds simple, but in practice can be difficult. That is why I like the practical steps and ideas that this book gives.

I think the theme of the book that I appreciated the most is this: God doesn't ask us to raise perfect children, but rather to raise purposed children. Carr does a wonderful job of integrating Scripture into this book as well, which I always appreciate as that is the only ultimate guide to this difficult job of parenting.

The reason I feel like I will benefit most from this book in a few more years is because it includes a Personality Trait Assessment Tool which asks questions about how your child interacts with their peers, does in a structured environment etc. Since all of my children aren't in school yet, I think I would best be able to complete that assessment later. I really liked the depth of the assessment though, and would equate it to a personality trait test that adults take.

Overall I'm excited to pick this book back up in a few more years to help guide my parenting.

BookLook provided me with a copy of this book but all opinions are my own.

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