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Blog Tour & Book Review: Let Them Be Kids by Jessica Smartt

Thank you to TLC Book Tours for the gifted copy.
Title: Let Them Be Kids: Adventure, Boredom, Innocence, and Other Gifts Children Need
Author: Jessica Smartt
Release Date: June 9th, 2020
Publisher: Thomas Nelson

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.

Former English teacher and homeschooling mother of three, Jessica Smartt felt the weight 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 technology 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 humor, deliver wisdom on the tough topics of life, such as

family time vs. outside activities,
being “cool” or not,
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 childhood 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.

My Review:

Let Them Be Kids is a parenting book with tips and tricks to help that you can use to help raise kids at any age. Jessica Smartt gives readers many examples and tips like hiding electronics and games when you think your kids should appreciate nature and spend more time outdoors. All of her tips are practical and can be incorporated easily in your daily lives.

Each chapter focuses on a specific topic and how you can help your kids. I really enjoyed that Jessica is to the point and lets you know that these are her beliefs and it won’t always be the right move for you and your family. But she gives you enough tips that if one doesn’t work you can always try something else.

When she provides tips she explains the reasoning why they are beneficial. I liked that she also gives advice to adults. For example, when deciding how and when to have the sex talk and based on your beliefs she gives resources to help with explaining not only the anatomy but the spiritual aspect as well.

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

I give Let Them Be Kids 4 stars. I think that Jessica’s tools and tips can help answer so many questions parents ask themselves when they are raising kids. It’s simple and easy to read which is perfect for parents.

Purchase Links

Amazon | Books-A-Million | Barnes & Noble

Connect with Jessica

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Instagram features:

Monday, June 22nd: @books_with_bethany

Tuesday, June 23rd: @storied.adventures

Wednesday, June 24th: @memoriesbymeyers

Wednesday, June 24th: @kingdom.mama

Thursday, June 25th: @books_faith_love

Friday, June 26th: @mommaleighellensbooknook

Saturday, June 27th:

Sunday, June 28th: @pnwbookworm

Monday, June 29th: @basicbookmomma

Tuesday, June 30th: @dropandgivemenerdy

Wednesday, July 1st: @somekindofalibrary

Thursday, July 2nd: @bluntscissorsbookreviews

Thursday, July 2nd: @sjthroughthelookingglass

Friday, July 3rd: @the.caffeinated.reader

Saturday, July 4th: @thelit_bitch_

Sunday, July 5th: @ifcatscouldread


Monday, June 22nd: The Inspired Prairie

Tuesday, June 23rd: Running Through the Storms

Wednesday, June 24th: Bookworm for Kids

Thursday, June 25th: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom

Friday, June 26th: Leighellen Landskov Photography

Saturday, June 27th: @thesaggingbookshelf

Sunday, June 28th: Pacific Northwest Bookworm

Monday, June 29th: Write, Read, Life

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Monday, July 6th: @bibliolau19

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Wednesday, July 8th: Living My Best Book Life and @livingmybestbooklife

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