Raising Uncommon Kids

by Sami

Raising Uncommon Kids is here and you can learn what it takes to parent in a way that help you raise more compassionate, loving children (but the secret is, it starts with you!)

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What does it mean to raise uncommon kids?

The single greatest lesson parents teach their kids isn’t anything they say–it’s what they do. And while most parents would say they want to raise compassionate kids, they might be surprised to discover just how little they’re actually modeling the behaviors they hope to pass on–qualities such as unconditional love, gentleness, forgiveness, patience, gratitude, humility, and more.

In this unique book, I show parents a new way to look at molding their children, one in which focusing on adding good behaviors and attitudes is more powerful than eliminating bad ones. Grounding my advice in Scripture–specifically, the twelve characteristics found in Colossians 3:12-17– I offer plenty of stories from my own life to show these principles in action. And I offer practical things parents can do right now to create a home and family that exhibits love, harmony, and generosity of spirit in a self-centered world.

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These printables coincide with some of the suggestions in my “Make it Practical” sections at the end of each chapter:
* Customizable Prayer Shield {Instructional Blog Post}
* Customizable Prayer Poster {Instructional Blog Post}
* RUK Note Cards

Reviews & Endorsements

Praise for Raising Uncommon Kids:

Sami Cone is a remarkable young woman with the ability to look way beyond her life experiences and determine what it takes to raise healthy, responsible, God-loving children. In Raising Uncommon Kids, she gives readers practical information for the ‘hows’ all parents want to know, such as ‘How do we teach our children to love their siblings?’ I’m thankful for women like Sami who are dedicated to teaching our next generation that ‘things’ don’t matter—others do.”
Chrys Howard, star of Duck Dynasty

As a mom, I often feel barraged by advice on how to raise my child. Instead, Raising Uncommon Kids encourages us to focus on our behavior and the overall culture of our home before pointing fingers at my daughter. With her new book, Sami is equipping parents to raise a generation of selfless kids!

Claire Diaz-Ortiz, Author and Entrepreneur at ClaireDiazOrtiz.com

Sami Cone is such a smart woman and mother. Her refreshing ideas on raising uncommon kids gave me hope in the moment and encouragement for the future. This book is a must-have for any parent who cares enough to give their kids every opportunity to become successful adults.
~ Jaci Velasquez, GRAMMY-nominated and Dove Award-winning vocalist

Warning: be prepared to ditch the parenting status quo! If you’re looking for a spiritually sound and practical guide to take your family to the next level, look no further. Sami Cone’s transparent and practical style is a breath of fresh air in the parenting space. I pride myself in being wildly intentional, and now it’s your turn–grab this book!
~ Carrie Wilkerson, best-selling author of The Barefoot Executive, international speaker and award-winning podcaster

Raising kids who love God and love others is the greatest blessing you can receive as a parent. But that blessing comes as a result of a lot of hard work and discipline to model the virtues and character traits of Christ in your home. Remember, more is caught than taught by our kids! In Raising Uncommon Kids, Sami unpacks the twelve godly characteristics that will challenge and inspire you to walk closer with Jesus so you can raise kids who will change the world for Christ in their generation.
~ Tom and Donna Mullins, founders of Christ Fellowship and Place of Hope

I love Sami, and not just because she can light up a room when she enters but because she can make me laugh like nobody’s business. Not only is she an amazing woman of God, but she is also an intentional wife and mother. Her book Raising Uncommon Kids is refreshing, inspiring, and honest. She shoots straight from the heart. I am excited to see how her book empowers moms to find the joy in finishing well with one of the most important titles we could ever have: mother.
~ Shelene Bryan, author of Love, Skip, Jump and founder of Skip1.org

Sami and her family have been great friends of ours, and I am so happy she has shared her life lessons! My husband and I have asked Sami and Rick on many occasions how they have raised such respectful and kind children. The answers were truthful, powerful, and Christ-centered. I cannot wait for the rest of the world to hear these ideas as well! Thank you, Sami, for helping all of us raise ‘uncommon kids!’
~ Kelly Sutton, TV host and entertainment journalist

In Raising Uncommon Kids, Sami Cone shows us how to shepherd the hearts of our children with biblical wisdom and contemporary courage. Get ready to experience more of Jesus in your everyday life and lead your kids closer to the heart of God.
~ Renee Swope, best-selling author of A Confident Heart; co-host of Proverbs 31 Ministries’ “Everyday Life with Lysa & Renee” 

Resources for Sharing

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Media & Video

Visit the Raising Uncommon Kids MEDIA PAGE for all interviews and media coverage.

* Talk of the Town – Nashville, TN
* Co-Hosting the Family Friendly Morning Show – National
* 100 Huntley Street – Canada

12 Days of Uncommon Kids

Want a jump start to raise uncommon kids? Take a look at my 12 Days of Uncommon Kids series to get a sneak peek at what you’ll find inside the book, including character focuses, mentor moments and more!

For more information on booking Sami for an interview, email sami @ samicone (dot) com
To book Sami for a speaking engagement, contact Greg Oliver via email at goliver @ goa-inc (dot) com or learn more on her Speaker Page


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[…] “Some of us underestimate all our teens have to deal with today. This new gratitude journal may not be the answer to all your teens’ problems, but it can certainly be part of the solution as the learn to look at life through a different lens.” -Sami Cone, YouTuber, TV Show Host, Author, https://RaisingUncommonKids.com […]

Charlotte Powell January 24, 2017 - 7:15 pm


I am enjoying your blog and am interested in talking with you about visiting our church about your book Raising Uncommon Kids. I am the Children’s Ministry Director at First United Methodist Church in Hopkinsville, KY. I would like to discuss your speaking fee and how we can schedule a date on your calendar to discuss Biblical Principles of raising children to be more selfless. Please contact me and let me know if this would be something you could do for us. Thank you so much!

Charlotte Powell

Jacqui Wiener January 22, 2016 - 12:44 am

In this challenging times raising a mellinium child is not easy and Im looking forward to this read.You need so much input from people ,books and friends to ensure this child can become one of the productive and positive young adults in future.Thanks for writinig books like these.Parenting is not easy especially if you became a single parent only recenty as you need all the help you can get..

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