Let Them Be Kids by Jessica Smartt is a book that explores family traditions, experiences, memories, adventure, imagination, family values and creating life habits. I love how many of the concepts in this book are laid out in a simple fashion that allow the reader to be able to pray and implement in their family. I love the chapter on boredom. I think in a culture where busyness has become an idol and god in our families between sporting events, school and home, this chapter was refreshing. I love the idea that your children should be allowed to get bored because boredom creates and sparks imagination. In a culture where we hand our children devices to pacify time, I am re-thinking about how we allow our children to experience boredom. This chapter really stuck out to me and I thought this is something I would want to implement in our home.
Overall, this book is a great read for parenting and provides practical things that we want our children to experience. I highly recommend picking up a copy today!