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Tired of the "Me-Me-Me" syndrome? Want your children to be LESS greedy and selfish and MORE generous, charitable, and hardworking? Then you will absolutely love this book! Merrilee Boyack shares 52 ideas on how to get children to love to serve. Each chapter includes an engaging service idea, modifications for young children or teenagers, family discussion tips, and fun family activities. Primary presidencies, youth leaders, and Scout leaders looking for great service activity suggestions will also treasure this book.
About the Author
Merrilee Boyack is a crazed woman who loves eating out and taking naps when she can. She is an estate-planning attorney who conducts her law practice from home. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in business management—finance, and from University of Santa Clara Law School. Merrilee is also a professional lecturer, featured for many years at BYU Education Week, and a published author. Her interests include reading, camping, talking, eating, and helping children in Africa. She’s now a pesco-vegetarian and is having to relearn how to cook!
She is the author of several books and talks, including The Parenting Breakthrough, Strangling Your Husband Is Not an Option; Toss the Guilt and Catch the Joy; and her most recent, In Trying Times, Just Keep Trying. Merrilee and her husband, Steve, reside in Poway, California, and have four sons, one grandson, and a granddaughter on the way!
Great Inspiration and Motivation!
by Naiah - reviewed on February 19, 2008
Whether you are new to the idea of family service projects, or already incorporate a great deal of service into your family life, 52 Weeks of Fun Family Service can help inspire you and guide you to ways you can touch the lives of others and strengthen your own family in the process. Covering how the chance to serve touches both the individual and the family as a whole, Merrilee Boyack gives special attention to the benefits of service for children, how it can teach them certain eternal truths like nothing else can--and how it can be fun!!! , , Even before a service project is picked, Sister Boyack shows us where to start--in our hearts. She reminds us that it's all about love and advises us on how we can cultivate an attitude of service in our homes. Then, when we are ready, she offers us 52 super-fun suggestions for projects. Some are hilarious and touching, while others offer our families the chance to grow a little and to see that not everyone lives the life that we do. In our family, we are blessed to have had the opportunity to do some of these very same projects, and I have to add my testimony to Sister Boyack's that nothing speaks the gospel to the heart of a child like serving others. I have seen it in my family, and with this easy guide to show you how, so can you. , , 52 Weeks of Fun Family Service will inspire and motivate you to fortify your family by reaching together, both within and beyond the walls of your home, to grow your love and make a difference in the lives of others.
A must have!
by Hillary - reviewed on April 20, 2009
As a mother and teacher I HIGHLY reccommend this book. It is a must have for anyone wanting to increase service in their or their family's life. It's a wonderful resource I use in both my my home and classroom as it has the tools and, most importatnly, the motivation to incorperate service.
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