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These Strategies Will Help You Raise Great Kids – 063

It doesn’t take a perfect mom to raise great kids. It takes intentionality, grit, and grace! Author and Co-Host, Darlene Brock, shares her hindsight and offers practical tips from her new book, Raising Great Girls: Help for Moms to Raise Confident, Capable Daughters (perfection not required), that will apply to moms of both genders. As a single boy mom, Julie asks honest questions and explores how Darlene navigated the tricky parenting situations in which most parents find themselves.

Darlene explains how being your child’s coach, creative counselor, and professor of gender studies (three of the jobs she unpacks in her book) makes all the difference in doing the job of motherhood well. She will give you confidence that you’re going to make it to your child’s graduation with more wins than losses. She’ll also give you real tools you will need for the enlightening conversations along the way. You’ll want to listen to this one right away, grab a copy of the book, and share the show with a friend, too!

You can get your copy of Raising Great Girls on Amazon, here! Be sure to grab the free chapter download of “Time Manager” by visiting Darlene’s site, too!

And don’t forget to enter to WIN one of 10 free copies of Raising Great Girls by participating in our Show + Share challenge that will run 10/23/18-11/5/18.
Here are the details to enter:
If you have Raising Great Girls, show us your book on social media and use the hashtags #gritandgracelife and #raisinggreatgirls to enter. If you don’t have a copy yet, you can enter by re-sharing a quote from Darlene’s social media pages saying why you want the book (you must include the same hashtags to successfully enter). We’re giving away 10 FREE COPIES, so show us your book or share a quote by 11/5 to enter for a chance to win! There’s no limit to the number of times you can enter (each separate post counts). Five winners will be chosen at random and five by the creativity of your post (Sharing a quote of Dar’s? That’s OK! Captions are everything!). Get her quotes from Facebook or Instagram. We can’t wait to see your posts!

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Quote of the episode:

“Your daughter was given to you, and you to your girl. You and your girl are not perfect people, but you are a perfect match.” Darlene Brock in Raising Great Girls

We think you’ll also this episode where Darlene’s daughters joined the show: How Can You Raise Great Girls? Darlene’s Daughters Tell All – 054

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This Grit and Grace Life hosts, Darlene Brock and Julie Graham cross generational lines and draw from life experience to discuss all things life—from the boardroom to the bedroom, car-lines to college, being single, married or single again. Combining the two traits found in all women, grit and grace, they laugh, share insights and explore the road taken to find strength every day.

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