"I have never enjoyed any as much as I did this
I sat down this morning thinking I would take a quick
look at the book. I popped the kids favorite show in for them to
watch and grabbed a cup of coffee. Well I just finished reading literally
the entire book. It was a good thing the kids liked the program they
were watching because I was very into reading. Wow, what a great
little gem Kim Crandall has written. The letters written from Aunt
June were great. I have 5 daughters ages 12, 6, 5, 3, and 1.
I have realized recently that I did not do a good job at training my older
children in helping out around the house. This book has given me
hope. It even gave me ideas in talking to my oldest daughter about
what is now expected of her. It also gave me great ideas for starting the
training with my little ones. One great idea that I will be using
is the silent butler. I liked the scriptures that were mentioned
as well, these will make some great memory verses as we work through this.
I love the idea that I can take these letters and read
them step by step through the process of changing our household around.
The letters are so nicely written I felt like I had an Aunt June!
I have read other books similar in topic to this but I have never enjoyed
any as much as I did this one. Thank you so much for letting
me take a sneak peak, this is a winner! - Dawn Spurgeon, Mother in Training
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"...Wonderful – I wish I had an aunt like this!"
- Melanie H.
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Love it! Love it! Love it!
Using fiction as a backdrop to the factual information,
Kim Crandall not only hits her mark but scores a perfect 10! In short specific
chapters she entertains in short letters from Aunt June to her harried
niece. With love, and an abundance of grace and encouragement, Aunt June
slowly and sequentially works her niece through the steps to attaining
a well run, peaceful home with a good measure of Scripture references and
If you only plan on purchasing one book on child training
this is the one to buy! This is one of those must haves and I'd buy
them for every young lady expecting a child. Highly recommended.
- Felice Gerwitz, Author/Publisher Media
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This book's wisdom is so charmingly written that
I'm intruding on a personal journal!
The information is so lovingly and practically shared
that any young or experienced mom can ENJOY going back and reading this
little book for the step by step instructions. ... I know it's something
I'll be using....and not in the too distant future. Our girls
are pretty good about doing when told, but the creativity to the approach
sets this apart and can change the chore to less of a bore! - Darla Lucero
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"Clean up? I'll do it, but I'll never like it!"
As I was penning my review for this book, my
13 year-old looked over my shoulder at the title and said, "Clean up? I'll
do it, but I'll never like it!" Whether spoken or unspoken, that seems
to be the consensus in our busy homeschooling family of 10. My biggest
frustration is that my children will always do what they are asked as far
as keeping up with the messes they make--but I do so wish that they would
take greater responsibility for keeping things clean on their own! As such,
I particularly appreciated the section, "Prepare to Hand Off Responsibility."
I found myself nodding my head in agreement over and
over as I read these engaging letters. If you don't have a Titus 2 mentor
in your life, you will most certainly benefit from this wealth of wisdom
as shared from the perspective of an older Aunt reaching out to help her
struggling young niece. I appreciated the distinctly Christian perspective
and the reminder that "God is to be glorified in the small things as well
as the big."
- Cindy Carrier, Values
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Simple, Sensible and sweet...
"Are you desperate to conquer clutter, chaos, and conflict?
Do you dream of competent, cooperative children who do their chores? Read
to Get Your Kids to Clean Up After Themselves. It outlines a creative
approach that honors biblical principles—and offers many wise, some painless,
and even a few playful suggestions. Warmly written, Aunt June’s advice
is simple, sensible, and sweet." - Stacy Farrell, creator of Philosophy