I have TWO giveaway winners to announce today – fun!

Boys in Motion Warrior Prayers Art $25 Credit Winner – Sarah from Frugal Fun For Boys!

Red Letter Words 12×12 Cafe Mount Print Winner – Danielle S!

Congrats ladies! Email me at erin {at} homewiththeboys {dot} net to claim your prize!


And now for a post I’ve been waiting to write for a LONG time…

Back in October of 2010, at the Relevant Conference, I had the privilege of being introduced to the lovely people of Family Matters and this fascinating game…

So what is this game all about?

The Kids Flag Page is a fun way for moms and dads to interact with their kids and truly discover the heart of each child—who God created them to be. When you follow the simple, step-by-step instructions to complete your child’s Flag Page and read the information in the accompanying book, you will:

  • Discover the way God uniquely hardwired your children individually and how to best relate to them.
  • Find the six key things that motivate your child
  • Find out what your children love most about life.
  • Connect to the heart of your child.
  • Learn the do’s and don’ts of how to motivate, encourage, discipline and help each child succeed in life.
  • Learn how to raise your kids in the power of God’s grace.
  • Discover how to bring the best out of your strong-willed kids.

(From the Family Matters website)

The game is recommended to do with children 4-15, so Big J (who will be five in April) and I set out to give it a try…

The game involves “motivation cards” for you to go through with your child, one on one, to decide how each one fits them. Here is Big J looking at the cards he put in his “always me” pile to decide his favorite ones…

After narrowing down his choices, I tallied his “score” on the parent score card and then put a blank flag page (each game contains the materials to make flag pages for three children) in front of Big J…

Based on the motivation cards he chose, we discovered his “home country” and “adopted country” and used stickers to fill in the blanks on the page…

This is where it became fascinating for me.

Big J is four, almost five. I did not lead him in any way on choosing cards other than to explain a card when he didn’t understand – just as the game directs. And these final results on his flag page are almost dead-on for his personality and motivations.

I showed the flag page to the hubby, who was not in the room for most of the game, and he was amazed at the accuracy as well. From a four-year-old and a “game.”

And the coolest part? It doesn’t end there.

Not only does your child end up with a flag page all their own to proudly display as they choose – Big J’s is in his room – but the game also comes with resources for parents to interpret and use the results in parenting:

A diagram on how to combine the top two categories, or countries, to find your child’s strengths…

And a fabulous book, available only with the game, to take action in parenting with your child’s unique strengths and abilities in mind…

The whole process took less than an hour and it was WELL worth it.

But I don’t think you can understand this game’s full worth until you TRY it for yourself!

And you’re in luck, because Family Matters is giving away one game to one of YOU!

Just leave a comment to be entered! That’s it!

But, of course, I will offer extra entries because I know some of you will REALLY want this, so leave a comment for each of these you choose to do…

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This giveaway will close Wednesday, February 9th at 9:00 p.m. CST, when a winner will be chosen from eligible entries by random.org! Winner will be posted shortly after!


I received one Kids Flag Page game to review from Family Matters. I did not receive any other compensation for this review and all opinions are 100% my own!