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BETTER PARENTING, BETTER KIDS: Blog Tour with Nonnie Jules

Here at Fiora Books, I am very pleased and honoured to host my fellow member and President of Rave Reviews Book Club and online friend, author Nonnie Jules. She is very passionate about child rearing in her own family, her community and in society at large. We are here today to help Nonnie promote her excellent book, THE GOOD MOMMIES GUIDE TO RAISING (ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS. It is the perfect gift for new and expectant mothers and dads! Join with me in giving Nonnie a warm Canadian welcome!

 

Hello, and welcome to the 3rd day of my BETTER PARENTING, BETTER KIDS Blog Tour! I’m so happy to be here today with John and all his friends! Thanks for the warm welcome, you’re all as kind as John is! WOW!

Yesterday on the 2nd day of my tour, I talked about bullies and how they came about. I somehow got on the subject of kids who are spoiled GOOD and those that are spoiled BAD. I’d like to pick up where I left off…

I, myself have two spoiled daughters. But, they were spoiled GOOD. I, on the other hand, being very honest about myself, like to say that I was spoiled BAD. Here’s the difference:

*My daughters have been loved so heavily since before they were born. They are kissed daily (and they hate it), and they are told that they are loved more times in a day, than some kids hear in a lifetime.

*My daughters have been blessed to live a very good life, in that they want for nothing. Because they are such good babies, we feel they have earned the right to have the things they want. Mind you, they don’t ask for much.

*My daughters have privileges that I never had as a child because my parents couldn’t afford them. They get to have experiences that I, as a child, could only dream about.

In all of this, my daughters are still: Kind, generous, caring, giving, unselfish and very, very loving.

Now, SPOILED “BAD” {ME}:

*I wasn’t told that I was loved as much as my children were. Heck, my sister always says she doesn’t know of ANY body who gets as much love as my daughters do.

*I didn’t have privileges that my daughters have. Oh, no, my life as a child was so far removed from theirs, that they wouldn’t even begin to comprehend it if I tried to explain it to them.

*When we were younger, we didn’t have a big house or fine cars. I remember taking my oldest daughter and god-son to my old neighborhood and we stood on the porch of the old house that I grew up in. My daughter looked in and asked, “Mommy, is this the garage?” Yep, it was that tiny! LOL

*My mom had a few kids, yet I was the only one who had a birthday party every year and I wasn’t even the youngest. I overheard my mom’s friend asking her one day, “Why is she the only one who has a celebrated birthday?” My mom’s response: “She is the only one who demands it.”

*Out of all the children, my mom says that I was the only selfish one. She constantly reminds me of how I didn’t like sharing my things and how I didn’t even want my siblings to touch my things. And again, my mom would say, “The others don’t care, they share, but she won’t.”

*I had a grandmother who doted on me and although I was a super kid, made super grades, the problem was no one ever said “NO” to me. As a 33 year old woman, for the first time, someone said “NO” to me and I felt as if I had been struck in the face. Mind you, that person was immediately exiled from my life (LOL), but at that moment, I realized that I would no longer give my daughters everything, even things they didn’t ask for. I realized that someone should have TAUGHT ME “NO” as a child, just so that I would understand that in life, you can’t always have everything you want. {But, then, GOD gave me a husband who likes to give me everything I want. He has come along and re-awakened the monster, but in a good way.}

I am trying to paint the difference between being spoiled GOOD and spoiled BAD. My daughters were definitely spoiled GOOD because they are so generous and so kind, in spite of all the things they have. Even though I was also an awesome (very head-strong), independent child, I was spoiled BAD in that I felt I should have everything I wanted and everything I asked for. I felt very entitled. I was selfish as a child. But guys, don’t worry, I’m much better now as an adult. I think growing up and becoming a mom changed that for me and I turned into this person who is all about giving and supporting others. (Although my husband still says that I still believe that everything we own is MINE!…LOL).

We can raise a society of children who are selfless, who are kind and generous and who will give more to the world than they will take. We can do this if we’re all working from the same positive blueprint. That’s what THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE…is.
Do the world a favor and pick up your copy of “THE GOOD MOMMIE’S GUIDE TO RAISING ALMOST (PERFECT) DAUGHTERS.” If your kids are grown and gone, gift it to them for their kids. If you don’t have kids, gift it to the young mom next door or down the hall who could use the wisdom between the covers of this life-changing little book. And, if you’re just in the mood for a really good read, I can guarantee, this one is a joy!

Thanks so much for stopping by. LET’S CHANGE THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT AND MAKE IT A BETTER PLACE!TGMG on BN counter med

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AUTHOR BIO:

Nonnie Jules is the mother of two beautifully kind daughters, who along with the help of her husband, have turned out to be two of the greatest assets to this world. THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE TO RAISING (ALMOST) PERFECT DAUGHTERS is her first published piece of work and two weeks after publication, it hit Amazon’s Top 100 list, where it reached the #7 mark. With all the violence which is being exhibited by some children today, it is her vision and goal to get THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE…into the hands of everyone who breathes around a child. She feels the only way we can make this happen, is if we are all working from a common blueprint. Ms. Jules strongly believes that every opportunity we are given with a child, should be a teaching one for us and a learning one for them.

So far, Nonnie has authored two other books: a novel which she released in November of 2013, entitled “DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE’S FRIEND” and “SUGARCOATIN’ IS FOR CANDY & PACIFYIN’ IS FOR KIDS!” where she shares her no-holds-barred style of teaching us all about support and social media. Her second parenting guide {THE GOOD MOMMIES’ GUIDE TO BULLY-PROOF KIDS} is due for release the beginning of January, 2015 and the sequel to her debut novel, DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, shortly after. (Both have been delayed due to her extensive workload with RRBC).

She is a fan of the well-written word, and so along with 3 partners, she started 4WillsPublishing Co. in November, 2013 to assist other writers in putting out their best work ever. By December, 2013, she had founded the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB where in less than a year, the membership has rapidly grown to well over 500. If you’re not a member yet, this is your personal invitation to JOIN US!

As you can see, she is an Author on the move and if you’re interested in keeping up with her, here is her contact info (and a good pair of running shoes would help as well):

Twitter: @nonniejules

Facebook: Nonnie Jules, Author

Blogs/Websites:

4WillsPublishing.wordpress.com

BooksByNonnie.wordpress.com

NonnieWrites.wordpress.com

AskTheGoodMommy.wordpress.com

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About John Fioravanti

Author, John Fioravanti writes non-fiction as well as fiction in the sci-fi genre. He's a retired secondary school educator and a lifelong learner. He considers himself a work in progress and welcomes the opinions and insights that others may have about his work. He prizes dialogue about meaningful topics, so please leave your thoughts!

8 thoughts on “BETTER PARENTING, BETTER KIDS: Blog Tour with Nonnie Jules

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    Bette A. Stevens

    September 24, 2014 at 7:23pm

    Thanks for sharing your personal and important story, Nonnie. Great post! Shared. 🙂

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    Marlena Hand

    September 24, 2014 at 2:47pm

    I absolutely love this post. Well, the whole tour for that matter! 🙂 John, thank you so much for hosting Nonnie and showing your support!

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    Beem Weeks

    September 24, 2014 at 2:43pm

    With common sense in short supply in today’s world, it’s refreshing to find someone still preaching it. Thanks, Nonnie. And thank you for hosting, John!

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    Kathryn Chastain Treat

    September 24, 2014 at 11:12am

    John, you are a wonderful host. Nonnie another great post for your BETTER PARENTING, BETTER KIDS Blog Tour.

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      John Fioravanti

      September 24, 2014 at 11:16am

      Thank you, Kathryn! Nonnie has some wonderful things to share with all of us.

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      John Fioravanti

      September 24, 2014 at 11:22am

      Thank you, Kathryn! Nonnie has shared so many wonderful ideas with us this week! God bless her for it!

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    Shirley Slaughter

    September 23, 2014 at 12:59pm

    I thank you Nonnie for the link to your autographed copies which I want. I’m just waiting to see if I won a copy. LOL.

    John we appreciate you hosting Nonnie today. Thank you.

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