How To Mess Up Your Child's Life is a book full of proven strategies and practical tips by Olivia and Kurt Bruner.
This book takes seven different skills(AKA the seven deadly sins) that you can encourage to mess up your child and explains to you the best way to teach them these sins. As a precaution, this book also gives different techniques on guiding you to teach your child how to NOT use these "talents" in everyday life.
In reality, How To Mess up Your Child's Life brings a humorous approach to different bad habits that children are learning. Each chapter first tells you how to instill these habits in your child, and then tells you different ways to teach your child how these things are wrong. It also includes verses to show what the bible says. The chapters are titled in a fun way to grab your attention such as Discouraging Frivolous Generosity(Deadly Sin: Greed).
I really enjoyed this book. I dread reading some "parenting" books because they are simply boring. How To Mess Up Your Child's Life made me smile and think all at the same time.
My favorite part was the different exercises that you can do with your child to teach them how to be better people. The one that really sticks out in my mind was in the anger chapter. Your children can squirt out toothpaste and after its all out, you tell them that you will give $20 to the first child that can get it all back in the tube. Once they realize that they can't do it, tell them that is what happens when words start coming out of your mouth. If you speak in anger, you can't take it back.
I think this is a great book to help any parent teach their children values and morals.
You can purchase How To Mess Up Your Child's Life for $10.18 on Amazon.
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