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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Sharing Beyond Books #342 Comment Giveaway April 21, 2018

Hello again and Welcome to Sharing Beyond Books, SBB!

Aargh! I turned around and it is already three weeks into April! I am going to continue to post this event biweekly (every other week) for now. My work is so hectic that I appreciate the break every other weekend. Thank you for understanding and continuing to participate.

Thanks to everyone who commented last week.
Four commenters are the only readers in their household. Four others are lucky that everyone reads! Four are the biggest readers in their families and three more have others in the family that read too. I like that Linda's took to reading as the youngest in a family who all read.

The Winner from SBB #341 comments is: #8 Elizabeth who can make a GC choice if international or book choice from the Updated (**Finally!) ARC/Review titles or (recently updated) Love and Christmas titles - all linked near the end of the post.

**NOTE: I did post an Updated ARC and Other books for Giveaways. I have to go back and list the titles -- someday.
Please let me know your choice by completing the WINNER FORM.

WEEK #342
(One Question.)

Rubynreba asks: Would you step in if you felt your adult child was being overly strict with your grandchild who is a teenager?? [If you are closer to teen years or have siblings with children we would still like your thoughts on the question.]
I can certainly see that this could be sensitive. My grandkids are just reaching the teen years and so far troubles have been minimal. (Praise God.) We are close enough with our children that I can see me speaking my piece as gently as I could. Being careful not to speak in front of the young person - just as we were told not to disagree with our spouse in front of the kids. (And no, we did not always keep to that rule when we should have.)
How to Discipline Your Child: Effective Consequences for Children Who Don't Listen -  "You can’t punish a kid into better behavior. So while it’s certainly tempting, taking everything away from your child is unlikely to be effective." Learn some parenting techniques that might actually work from Megan Devine, LCPC. For more Pins on parenting difficult kids, see:
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Magnetic Tiles Sayings: Family House Rules

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 Image also found at Pinterest from German Gift Outlet.

Thanks to those who are sending in Questions. DON'T BE SHY! Surely everyone has a Q or two you'd like to ask. Input suggestions in this Suggested Question Form. At the end of each month I draw from the suggestions I used during the month and that person will get a book choice or GC. I thank everyone for submitting questions. Thanks for sending in questions! The supply of questions is dwindling so share some if you think of any -- even if they are duplicates I'll weed through or try to modify.
Questions this month were provided by CarolL and Rubynreba who each get $2.50 toward GC or 1/2 book credit.

Your turn to share. Rubynreba asks: Would you step in if you felt your adult child was being overly strict with your grandchild who is a teenager??

SBB Comment Winners can choose a selection from the Updated ARC and Other books, including the "Love" and Christmas titles all in one post.

SBB Rules:
a) Must be a follower.
b) Share a comment on the question above.
Open internationally and an international winner may get a smaller book or a $5.00 GC if I decide the mailing is too much.
I will pick a Comment winner from all comments made through Saturday May 5, 2018 at 5 PM central.


  1. Congrats, Elizabeth!
    I don’t have children and I don’t think I’d tell anybody how to raise them. As long as no harm is done, it’s up to their parents.

  2. Congrats to Elizabeth!
    I guess it depends on the situation, but most likely, no. I wouldn't want anyone stepping on my mothering toes and can't see myself doing it to anyone else, even my adult child. Now if they were physical with that teen, that would be the exception.

  3. I would say something but not in front of the child.

  4. i don't know, i guess i would but same if they were not strict enough as long as it said without the children present and politely

  5. I too am close to my children where I could speak with them aside so the grandkids wouldn't hear.
    Carol Luciano
    Lucky4750 at aol dot com

  6. I think that with family you can say something. It's how you say it of course.

  7. Without the Royals present yes, I think I could speak to my daughter. I'd hope she would seek me out for advice too.

  8. Not being a parent, I'm definitely not one to judge. I do think that it is never good to intervene in front of the child.

  9. I don't have kids but I think I would step in...

  10. No kids so haven't done this before. I would give my advise, but privately and as kindly as possible. My friends know how straightforward I can be so they expect me to speak my mind.

  11. I only interact if I am asked my opinion. Otherwise, it is better not to say anything.

  12. Thanks for all the advice! My daughter is very sensitive when it comes to suggestions from me so I try not to step on her toes. However, it is hard when my granddaughter comes to me and is very upset. I came from overprotective parents so I know how my granddaughter feels. I consider you all among my friends and appreciate the input!


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