Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Let Them Be Kids by Jessica Smartt

Let Them Be Kids Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Let Them Be Kids by Jessica Smartt, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Title: Let Them Be Kids
Author: Jes sica Smartt
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: June 9, 2020
Genre: Christian Living/Parenting

As every parent hopes to raise kids with good manners and values, Jessica Smartt’s practical guide fills the gaps of uncertainty and provides tips on how parents can equip their children in purity, faith, and creativity.

Let Them Be
Kids by
Jessica Smart

Former English teacher and homeschooling mother of three, Jessica Smartt felt the weigh t of helping prepare her kids for life, especially with all the outside pressures and influence of the world. She struggled with how she could raise her children with a sense of adventure, self - confidence, manners, faith, and the ability to utilize technol ogy wisely.

Let Them Be Kids is Jessica’s offering of grace and confidence to moms, giving them practical ideas to meet these challenges. Her well - researched, tested methods, woven together with her personal stories and witty hum or, deliver wisdom on the tough topics of life, such as
  • family time vs. outside activities,
  • being “cool” or not,
  • boredom,
  • technology usage
  • sexual purity, and
  • showing grace when kids disobey.
Part story and part guidebook, every chapter includes doable strategies and encouragement for the journey.

Let Them Be Kids helps moms feel confident and equipped with ways to provide a safe, healthy, Christ - centered childh ood for their children. It leads them to conquer fear and find truth that transforms them and their families as it reminds them how to enjoy and cherish the special memory - making moments of building family values together.

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My Review

I really thought our author brought a down to earth, thought-provoking read to consider when it comes to our children and families. I thought the book was jammed pack of helpful resources and loose guidelines to try out at home with your family until you figure out what works for your kids. I thought the book lacked judgment or comparison, and the author did not seem to come from a superior standpoint. I really think the author just hit the nail on the head over things that we stress over so much while not always allowing our kids to simply be just kids. The author covered topics such as technology limits, outside time, free "boredom" time and imagination, showing grace in discipline while still being a parent, not putting adult burdens on our child, and protecting their innocence. I will say after reading all the book, I felt a little overwhelmed like some of these principles and putting them to practice are just totally impractical for me! However, the author does make it clear that finding what works with your family is a very individual thing. Some resources included were lists of books to read with your kids, conversations with discussion questions on difficult topics, and more. I think this book is great for any age parent to consider reading!

 I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.



Jessica Smartt

Jessica Smartt is a former English teacher turned homeschooling mama of three. A week after her first baby was born, she began her motherhood blog “Smartter” Each Day. Jessica and her husband live in beautiful North Carolina, where she loves hikin g with kids (mostly), steaming coffee in the afternoon, family bike rides, and anything that’s ever been done to a potato.

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