Apr 8, 2009

How to Ruin Your Kids Life, book giveaway


By Olivia and Kurt Brenner

There are several people in life you don't want to hear say, "Oops!" Your barber, your mechanic, and your surgeon are three that come to mind. So do your parents and spouse. And yet, few of us put much thought into how we can create happier homes. Now, Christian parenting experts Kurt and Olivia Bruner have created a tongue-in-cheek but invaluable guide that helps parents move past "oops" to intentional, fun, and faith-filled parenting. In a way that keeps parents engaged amid the nonstop grind of jobs and household chores, the Bruners walk parents through the steps in creating a plan for infusing faith dynamics into the home.


Are you you curious?  I know I was.  And if you're a regular reader, you know I can, on occassion, be a little sarcastic.  So this tongue-in-cheek style has be laughing.  While I'll admit that some sections are NOT recommended for late night, blurry eyed reading.  There were times when I was just a bit too tired to follow the reverse psychology writing.  Much like a Not Me Monday, sometimes I get my doube negatives confused and end up unsure if things are really happening or not.  But overall, this is a GREAT read.

My favorite part in each of the sections are practical ideas.  I'm a big fan of when the "experts" come down from their high level theory talk and actually tell me HOW to do things they're talking about.  And this book does just that.

One of my favorite examples is in the section about pride.  They suggest an a family outing to go "Low Score Bowling."  The idea is for everyone to try to get the lowest score and to avoid the obvious the going to the gutter, make a gutter worth 10.  I think that this could really be a ton of fun and will be trying it as soon as we get the chance to do a big kid day (sans my nontoddling toddler).

To learn more great ways to instill the values you believe in you'll have to read the book.

But lucky for you, I've been granted FIVE, yes FIVE, copies of this great book to giveaway to you my wonderful readers.

To grab your first entry, go to here and tell me what the authors have in common with me???

For additional enteries, only after,the above is done, leave a separate comment if you:
  1. follow my blog
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  3. blog about this giveaway (include link in the comment)
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You MUST have a visible email or include it in each comment AND you MUST get back to my email within 48 hours or a new winner will be picked.


Winner will be drawn via random number generator on Wednesday April 15th!


THANKS TO THOSE WHO ENTERED. CONTEST HAS ENDED. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED TOMORROW!


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35 comments:

  1. Why of course...they're parents to three sons! I'm in the club, too!

    I think I'd love this book. Count me in! Thanks!

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  2. LOL I knew what the answer was b4 even checking their bio ;) They have 3 sons!

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  3. They have three boys, like you do.

    shawna.mcallister@yahoo.com

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  4. Wait. I think I wrote this book. Oh, no. Mine is called Dumb Mom's Guide to Ruining Kids. So, I'd like to have this one too. Oh, and, I have three little dudes myself so pleased to meet you:)

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  5. They are also the proud parents of 3 sons. The book looks like a good one!

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  6. They have 3 boys. Though not possibly as adorable or as photogenic as yours.

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  7. I just subscribed also! mplutui@gmail.com:)

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  8. They have 3 boys, just like you! :)

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  10. I'm a follower!

    Bildeb88@aol.com

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  11. "They are the proud parents of three sons."

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  12. Yes- I saw that they were proud parents of three sons. Thanks for the chance.

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  13. You have 3 sons in common...Wait.Not the same sons...You each have 3 sons...Yes that's better. Talk about being tired...

    Enter me- I could really use the help in messing up my kids. thanks.

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  14. Well, that was a no brainer...3 boys!!!

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  15. I love the idea of this book. Just found you through Mom Fuse. This couple has 3 sons, but also looks like they take a realistic approach to parenting.

    Glad to have just clicked follow to your site :D

    ~ Wendy

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  16. You two are proud proud proud mommies of 3 boys!

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  17. I'm following, I'm subscribed, and I tweeted!!!

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  18. Thanks for the giveaway!
    kimspam66(at) yahoo(dot)com

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  19. You both have 3 sons (as do I!).
    I would love to win a copy of this book!

    thewondermomma(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. I'm a follower!

    thewondermomma(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. I'm subscribed via google reader!

    thewondermomma(at)gmail(dot)com

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