Ever witnessed a bragging war between kids? Our oldest two are only 14 months apart in age, and both are competitive. We have our fair share of bragging wars in our house.. We’ve finalltamed the bragging bug by teaching our kids that their intelligence and talents are gifts from God, and that they can boast on God, but God gets to boast on them. A great way to reinforce this lesson is the book The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag.
Quick Overview (from Zondervan): In this 8×8 softcover book, Brother and Sister learn that being proud of your accomplishments is fine as long as you remember your talents are gifts from God. When Grizzly Gramps overhears the cubs bickering about who can see the most unusual cloud formations, Gramps puts an end to the argument. He reminds them that bragging is foolish and that pride goes before a fall.
In this newest Berenstain Bears Living Lights 8×8 book, The Berenstain Bears and the Biggest Brag, Grizzly Gramps teaches Brother and Sister a valuable lesson about bragging and boasting.
When Mister read this book, he and Sister immediately related to it. They looked at each other and sheepishly looked away. While they have been doing better about not getting into bragging wars, the do still occasionally spar about who’s better at whatever activity is at hand. I know which book I’ll be grabbing the next time they do!
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