Beginning with an exploration of the changing face of the family in our culture, Kelly sets every listener at ease by explaining that "A family is not what we think a family should be, or what we hope to have, or should have, or what would be ideal - a family is what we actually have."
In Building Better Families, Kelly explores important issues by raising evocative questions: What makes a successful parent? Do you realize that your children are in the middle of a cultural war? What are the five things children really need? Are you asking your children the right questions? What are you teaching your children about work, money, food, exercise, body image, and sex? What are the priorities of your family culture?
Building Better Families is filled with examples that can be applied to your daily experience of parenting and family, while at the same time illuminating the broader and deeper significance of family for society and the future of humanity. "The family is at once a deeply personal experience and the cornerstone of all great societies," Mathew Kelly tells us. Allow this book of classic wisdom and practical insight to help you build a better family.
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This book is nothing more than a random man's holier than though opinion on how everyone should live life. Unfortunately he bases his nonstop lecturing entirely on his own beliefs and upbringing but has never been married, has no children and doesn’t include any research or psychological theory. It is literally a non-stop monologue on how one "should" act and conduct yourself in relationships and in family. What a complete and utter waste of my time and I wish I could have my money back. After hour number two, I stopped listening because I got tired of some random guy who cannot even identify with the difficulties of family life or parenting, lecturing me on his own personal definition of perfection. UGH.
This book has given me some amazing tools to be a happier me & better Mom. I have begun to implement them already and quoting the author begun to " be a better version of myself". A worthwhile listen. Wonderful!
Passionate, articulate and worth listening to. He has a great message and when I was done listenting, I wanted to see what else he has written.
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