Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Parenting the QBQ Way :: A Review

Attending BEECH Retreat was a wonderful way to connect up with new to me homeschool resources as well as practical life resources.  One of the keynote speakers was John G. Miller from QBQ, and one of his books is Parenting the QBQ Way.

Before learning he was to be a speaker at BEECH, he was unknown to me.  I read his bio and was immediately intrigued.  He has 7 children and lives with a house full of animals!  I was even more interested when I learned that 3 of his 7 children joined their family through adoption.

His talk was the highlight of the retreat for me, and I'm not just saying that because I'm doing a review of the book.  His talk about personal responsibility was so timely and is so needed in our country.  We were given many great books at BEECH, but this was the book I read on the plane ride home.

It's so much easier to blame everyone and anyone else for our problems.  All the reasons why we don't make more money, why our waist line is expanding and the savings account is shrinking.  It's the fault of the food industry, they sure do show lots of food commercials you know!  My kids are so sassy, they get that from the neighbors down the street!  It goes on and on.

We are a nation that is way too easy on ourselves.

QBQ thinking challenges that way of thinking and brings personal accountability to the forefront.

"Today many people talk about 'character building' for children and that's important, but the truth is, the character of a child is rooted in the way he or she is raised" 
"Parenting the QBQ way means anticipating, accepting, and adapting to the changing and evolving role of being a dad or mom." 

Parenting the QBQ Way is a quick, yet powerful read.  Short chapters that get the point across without un-neccesary mumbo jumbo.  As a busy mom I can appreciate that!

This blog post at QBQ, Raising Contrarians, is a great example of the nuggets of wisdom contained in Parenting the QBQ Way.

The folks at QBQ have graciously given me three copies to giveaway to my wonderful readers!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Tracy Bua Smith said...

You got me at "Parenting" in your title :) Very interested in this book especially since short chapters full of wisdom is very enticing and it seems the only way I can get through books is if the chapters are short and to the point! :)

LaToya Edwards said...

I've been hearing a lot about this book I'm kinda curious to read it!

Laurie said...

It sounds like a timely read- I could use it!

lena ~ JOYfilledfamily said...

i could use some help in the way of character building (for mom).

Kelly Stratman Schmidt said...

In the past 4 weeks, I have learned that I need some help in this area. This book sounds like what I need to read.

Deb said...

I had never heard of QBQ before you blogged about it - definitely seems to be worth looking into!

ticiaM said...

I've heard great things about this author, I'm in :)

Kelly said...

I'd love to read this. I could always use more parenting tips!

Heather H said...

Oh this books sounds intriguing!

Lori_KeepingItSimple said...

I would love to win!! It sounds like a solid read.

Unknown said...

I would love a copy!!this sounds so interesting

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