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How to raise kind kids : and get respect, gratitude, and a happier family in the bargain

by Lickona, Thomas,

Format: Print Book 2018
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Can you teach your child to be kind?

This vital question is taking on a new urgency as our culture grows ever more abrasive and divided.

We all want our kids to be kind. But recognizing that abstractly is not the same as knowing what to do when your son tunes you out or you catch your daughter mocking a classmate who is struggling to fit in. A world-renowned developmental psychologist, Dr. Thomas Lickona has led the character education movement in schools for 25 years and now he shares with parents the vital tools they need to create a culture of kindness at home. Kindness doesn't stand on its own. It needs a supporting cast of other essential virtues - like self-control, good judgment, courage and gratitude. So many things in our society teach a message of selfishness that it takes hard work to foster strong character in our kids. Lickona offers a program for all parents, including those who are struggling - and the confidence it can work.

With concrete examples drawn from the many families he has worked with and clear tips you can act on tonight, How to Raise Kind Kids will help you give and get respect, hold family meetings to tackle persistent problems, set up age-appropriate chores, get control of screens, tackle sibling cruelty, discipline in a way that builds character, and improve the dynamic of your relationship with your children, while putting them on the path to a happier and more fulfilling life.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "This latest from best-selling author Lickona (Character Matters, 2004) will be popular in parenting sections. Although Lickona is a respected academic, this book is ideal for all parents wondering how to compete with cultural factors that make raising kind kids a challenge.He presents those barriers that hinder kindness in our society a toxic political culture, entitlement, an overdose of screen time, and the sexualizing of culture and children and discusses them in depth. For example, the discussion of pornography may feel disarming to many parents; fortunately, there are very practical ways to address it with both boys and girls.After laying out the issues, Lickona creates a path toward teaching kindness, starting in the home and branching outward. In addition to supplying ways to teach the 10 virtues that lead to kindness, he offers lists of activities, conversation starters, and practical suggestions to put these ideals in place.This will be a useful read for any parents, including homeschoolers, regardless of their secular or theological curriculum or approach to parenting.--McIntosh, Joyce Copyright 2018 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Lickona (Raising Good Children) offers practical if old-fashioned advice about raising kids with good character amid an increasingly politically toxic and entitled cultural context. Parents will be heartened by studies showing that kindness--a concern for the happiness of others, driven by goodness-is a human capacity from an early age. However, Lickona's alarmist just-say-no attitudes toward the challenges of electronic device use and teen sexuality limit his work's applicability to 21st-century problems. Similarly, one of his preferred teaching methods, stories with moral messages like the Narnia series, will be too heavy-handed for many modern kids. A long list of conversation starters for families feels significantly more timeless, and the author's general call to be more present for the other people in one's life would be well-heeded. Lickona does not throw much of a lifeline to families in crisis, but he projects a strong attitude, supported by a solid toolbox of ideas, to make kindness and its associated virtues a daily presence in homes and schools from the start, and to tweak already functional families into becoming the best people they can be. Agent: Robin Straus, Robin Straus Agency. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Parenting.
Moral education.
Education -- Parent participation.
Publisher New York, New York :2018
Language English
Description xxvii, 308 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-295) and index.
ISBN 9780143131946
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