Book Review: Strong and Kind by Korie Roberston

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There are a lot of parenting books out there. Many are good and some are not. Strong and Kind: And Other Important Character Traits Your Child Needs to Succeed by Korie Robertson has become one of my favorites. Known to many because of the television show Duck Dynasty, she shows that there is real intention behind those strong family values featured on the show.

This is not your typical parenting book. Korie shares how she and her husband Willie Robertson chose the two character traits strong and kind to guide how they parent their children. Developing those two traits in their children drives the decisions they make as they parent. Their parenting is intentional, laced with grace and humor, and focused on honoring God.

In the book, Korie encourages the reader to pick the two character traits they’d most like to develop in their children; choosing from traits like honesty, compassion, patience, kindness, loyalty, mercy, humility, sincerity, and many more. She then encourages to be intentional about developing those traits.

She holds the readers accountable for living out the traits they want to develop in their kids. However she is also very real and addresses the certainty that we won’t get it right all the time, sharing some of her own failures as well.

The book is divided into three sections.

  • Part One: The Importance Of Good Character
  • Part Two: Identifying The Character Traits You Want To See In Your Children
  • Part Three: How To Parent Kids Of Character

Korie Robertson wrote this book along with her mother Chrys Howard and her husband Willie Robertson. Many of the chapters end with a section written by Willie that offers insight into parenting from his perspective.

I found the book easy to read and filled with wisdom. It provides practical advice and encouragement to raise children with good character and who hold the values we say we hold dear so they can grow up to be adults who make a positive impact on the world. I believe most parents would benefit from reading this book.

What America needs today are parents who don’t just say they value these virtues but will live them and passionately and boldly teach them to their children. It’s up to me and you and every parent in America to make the necessary changes to give our children the opportunity to change the world. We do that by instilling good character traits in them so that they will capable of being the adults our world needs.

Korie Robertson

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