For Goodness’ Sake
Supporting Children and Teens in Discovering Life’s Highest Values
by Michael Nitai Deranja.
134 pages, $12.95
Many parents and teachers are at a loss when it comes to encouraging values in children. Some parents, in the name of open-mindedness, avoid passing on their moral principles to their children. Schools, through either fear of lawsuits or a narrow focus on academics, bend over backwards to keep from bringing values into the classroom. In the midst of this vacuum, we are raising children whose standards of conduct are drawn primarily from television, movies, computer games, and popular music.
In this timely and important book, Nitai Deranja, a parent and educator for over 30 years, presents a variety of non-sectarian tools and techniques that parents and teachers can use to help children and teens cultivate positive values. Through the helpful discussions and hands-on exercises, children and teens will have fun while exploring such universally esteemed values as kindness, cheerfulness, courage, willingness, and self-control.
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