Guest Post: Jessica Smartt & Let Them Be Kids

Posted June 19, 2020 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, Jessica Smartt, nonfiction / 0 Comments

Let Them Be Kids Blog TourWelcome to the Blog Tour & Giveaway for Let Them Be Kids by Jessica Smartt, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

Let Them Be Kids by Jessica SmartTitle: Let Them Be Kids
Author: Jessica Smartt
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: June 9, 2020
Genre: Christian Living/Parenting

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,
  • boredom,
  • 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.


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favorite quote from the book

by Jessica Smartt, author of Let Them Be Kids

This summarizes so much of my heart. I long to show my kids real joy and adventure, not just give them lame cheap entertainment that so many kids and teenagers must settle for.

Your kids need to see the Good Life. They need to have lived it, breathed it, and tasted it. They need to climb the mountains, see the views, experience the sweaty foreheads and skinned-up knees from a bona fide, heart-racing adventure. The world throws so much crap at them and kids are eating it up hook, line, and sinker…

Childhood is oh-so-short. These precious years should be the time to fill them to the brim with all the excitement and joy life has to offer.. I am not rocketing out of bed like, “What kind of adventure can we go on today, kids?” We mate the socks and watch Wheel of Fortune and eat turkey sandwiches and do other boring life things other people do. But underneath it all, my husband and I yearn to show our children the Good Life.

Jessica Smartt

Jessica Smartt is a former English teacher turned homeschooling mama of three. A week after her first baby was born, she began her motherhood blog “Smartter” Each Day. Jessica and her husband live in beautiful North Carolina, where she loves hiking with kids (mostly), steaming coffee in the afternoon, family bike rides, and anything that’s ever been done to a potato.

CONNECT WITH JESSICA: Website | Facebook | Instagram

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