September 3, 2013

The Not Even Once Club

I'm going to tell you about a new book that I think EVERY house should have a copy of. If you have kids, grandchildren, nieces or nephews, if you teach primary or Sunday school, this book needs to be in your home. And I am not just saying this because Deseret Book sent me a free copy to look over. This book was just what my home needed.

We introduced this book at Family  Home Evening a few weeks ago. 

This is usually what Family  Home Evening looks like at our house. We sing songs, share talents, learn a new scripture and have a lesson. We all take turns. Some lessons are well prepared and others are thrown together. But we do it every week and we have been very blessed because of this learning time together.
I was really excited to introduce Wendy Watson Nelson's new book as our lesson.  I read it a few times previous and knew it would be perfect for our family. 

In this beautifully illustrated book, Tyler moves into his new ward and meets his new Primary Class. Tyler's new friends invite him to their Primary class tree house and they give Tyler the secret password: "Not Even Once." Tyler then gets to visit the tree house and discovers all the amazing treasures inside. He is asked to become part of the club, but first he has to pass the test.

My kids were so engaged by this book. They understood it, they got the message and they too wanted to join the club.

From this moment on:

I will never break the Word of Wisdom, lie, cheat, steal, do drugs, bully, dress immodestly, or break the law of chastity. I will never intentionally look at anything pornographic on TV, the Internet, a cell phone, billboards, magazines, or movies. 

Not. Even. Once.

My Family loved this book. In the back of the book there is a guide for parents and children to help introduce these difficult topics in a way that they can understand. These helps simplify Modesty and Pornography for a younger age group like my family. I personally thing that kids are never too young to discuss these topics, but that doing so requires skill and prayer and direction from the Holy Ghost.

I mean it is a 
world we are raising our children in and I want them to be surrounded by
and if we help our children put on the Armor of God, they will be ready for the battles that lay ahead.

There is a LINK included in the book that will allow you to print your own NOT EVEN ONCE POSTER. 

The Peterson Family is saying "NOT EVEN ONCE"!!!!

You can buy your own book at Deseret Bookstore, or you can enter my giveaway and get one for free.


All you have to do to be entered to win a copy of this book is visit my Blog's Facebook page and leave a Comment on the Post Titled The Not Even Once Club GIVEAWAY. Good Luck.


kharper said...

love this erin! thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

What are you going to do when your kids inevitably break their pledges?

Rachel McClellan said...

I personally did not like this book. The writing and illustrations were great, but I hated the message. I would be so upset if my children started an exclusive club where they only accepted the "good" kids. And although I will always teach my kids to choose the right (out of a love for God and not because they'll get a reward), I want them to know that if they make a mistake they can repent and God will still love them. My grandma had an excellent phrase she always used to say. "Don't get so busy being a mormon that you forget to be Christian." I don't think the author intended for her message to come across as unforgiving as it did. Of course, this is just my opinion. I'm glad you liked it though! You have a beautiful family. :)

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Joe said...

Rachel McClellan said, "Don't get so busy being a mormon that you forget to be Christian."

I'd be more interested in teaching children about Christ's atoning sacrifice, repentance, and forgiveness. This "Not even once" pledge is hardly even realistic, nor are Word of Wisdom violations categorized as grave, unpardonable sins.

Suzi said...

I really liked this. In a place where there are only a few kids that have the same standards, I find giving my kids this freedom of being strengthened together with friends great! By the way, grumblers above, the NEO club members will be Mormon, Muslim and other (any) people that share the same standards. You'd be surprised who is eager for their kids to be around good examples.
(I'm in Australia by the way and ANY religious person can forget what they stand for by getting too busy in their way of life - not just Mormons. I see it all the time)