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Thomas Lickona


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  • Paperback
    $33.12
ISBN: 9780143131946
ANNOTATION:
The essential guide for parents who want to cultivate kindness in their kids.

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The essential guide for parents who want to cultivate kindness in their kids.

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Can you teach a child to be kind? This vital question is taking on a new urgency as our culture grows ever more abrasive and divided. A world-renown developmental psychologist, Dr. Thomas Lickona has lead the character education movement in schools for 40 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 and gratitude.

Author Biography

DR. THOMAS LICKONA is a developmental psychologist and longtime professor of education whose eight books on character education include Raising Good Children and Educating for Character. A past president of the Association for Moral Education, he received the "Sandy" Award for Lifetime Achievement in Character Education.

Review

"This book is ideal for all parents wondering how to compete with cultural factors that make raising kind kids a challenge . . . This will be a useful read for any parents, including homeschoolers, regardless of their secular or theological curriculum or approach to parenting." --Booklist "Timely. Crucial. Practical. How to Raise Kind Kids is a must read in a culture where the sole benchmarks of success are grades, ranks, and scores. Written by the leading expert in child character development, every page is filled with captivating stories and sound insights on how to help our kids become good and compassionate people. If we practice Dr. Lickona's wise and proven advice we will raise a generation of thriving, kind-hearted kids who want to better the world. What better legacy could there be?" --Michele Borba, Educational Psychologist and bestselling author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World

"Every so often there comes a book that is as satisfying intellectually as it is useful. Not only does this wonderful book raise interesting issues of morality, it provides a practical guide to ensure that children are brought up to be kind and good citizens. In uncaring and confusing times, what could be a more worthwhile project?" --Alexander McCall Smith, author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series

"Tom Lickona is an American hero. I don't know anyone who has done more to help parents and educators raise children who care about the greater good. In this wonderfully wise, engaging book, he nimbly draws from many disciplines to inform the 'art' of parenting to cultivate kindness, bravely wading into the muddy challenges parents face today, including our toxic political culture, addiction to screens, and a parenting culture that can fuel entitlement." --Dr. Richard Weissbourd, co-Director of Harvard University's Making Caring Common program and author of The Parents We Mean to Be

"Parents, educators and perhaps all society owe Tom Lickona a debt of gratitude for this latest contribution in his lifelong quest to develop in young people the ability to know the good, want the good, and do the good. He combines the skills of a first-class scholar and an adept storyteller to present a blueprint for instilling in children the vital virtues of compassion, empathy, and social responsibility. It should be a basic text for all those who take the job of parenting seriously." --Michael Josephson, Founding President of the Josephson Institute of Ethics

"Today's children are faced with a plethora of distractions, especially from electronics, which can affect their ability to listen and be sensitive to the presence of others. Dr. Lickona reminds us that kindness begins in the home with positive parenting but also depends on leaders who are positive role models." --David P. Sortino, author of A Guide to How Your Child Learns: Understanding the Brain from Infancy to Early Adulthood

"A treasure trove of traditional wisdom backed by modern science that should grace every parent's nightstand." --Michelle Cretella, MD, FCP, President of the American College of Pediatricians

"Over the last thirty years, no one has surfaced more useable research and practical wisdom on character formation than Tom Lickona. Now he brings together the best of his insights in a book filled with helpful information and real-world advice. This is the ideal book for thoughtful parents and teachers." --Kevin Ryan, Director Emeritus of Boston University's Center for Character and Social Justice

"Reading this essential book was addictive. It addresses the character issues we must face if we hope to build a better, more productive, and happier society." --Doug Karr, President and CEO, Character.org

"A gold mine of practical suggestions for bringing out the best in our kids." --Hal Urban, Author of Life's Greatest Lessons

"This wise and practical book reminds us that in a world where children often lack a shared moral lexicon, the indispensable virtue of kindness has the power to increase their life satisfaction and bring many benefits both to them and their parents." --James Arthur, Director of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues

"How to Raise Kind Kids masterfully weaves Dr. Lickona's deep human sensitivity together with strands of age-old wisdom, practical experience, and compelling findings from 21st-century research. A rich parental resource for nurturing kindness--and character--in kids." --David Streight, Former Executive Director, the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education "Timely. Crucial. Practical. How to Raise Kind Kids is a must read in a culture where the sole benchmarks of success are grades, ranks, and scores. Written by the leading expert in child character development, every page is filled with captivating stories and sound insights on how to help our kids become good and compassionate people. If we practice Dr. Lickona's wise and proven advice we will raise a generation of thriving, kind-hearted kids who want to better the world. What better legacy could there be?" --Michele Borba, Educational Psychologist and bestselling author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World

"Every so often there comes a book that is as satisfying intellectually as it is useful. Not only does this wonderful book raise interesting issues of morality, it provides a practical guide to ensure that children are brought up to be kind and good citizens. In uncaring and confusing times, what could be a more worthwhile project?"--Alexander McCall Smith, author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series "Tom Lickona is an American hero. I don't know anyone who has done more to help parents and educators raise children who care about the greater good. In this wonderfully wise, engaging book, he nimbly draws from many disciplines to inform the 'art' of parenting to cultivate kindness, bravely wading into the muddy challenges parents face today, including our toxic political culture, addiction to screens, and a parenting culture that can fuel entitlement." --Dr. Richard Weissbourd, co-Director of Harvard University's Making Caring Common program and author of The Parents We Mean to Be

"Parents, educators and perhaps all society owe Tom Lickona a debt of gratitude for this latest contribution in his lifelong quest to develop in young people the ability to know the good, want the good, and do the good. He combines the skills of a first-class scholar and an adept storyteller to present a blueprint for instilling in children the vital virtues of compassion, empathy, and social responsibility. It should be a basic text for all those who take the job of parenting seriously."--Michael Josephson, Founding President of the Josephson Institute of Ethics

" Today's children are faced with a plethora of distractions, especially from electronics, which can affect their ability to listen and be sensitive to the presence of others. Dr. Lickona reminds us that kindness begins in the home with positive parenting but also depends on leaders who are positive role models."--David P. Sortino, author of A Guide to How Your Child Learns: Understanding the Brain from Infancy to Early Adulthood

"A treasure trove of traditional wisdom backed by modern science that should grace every parent's nightstand."--Michelle Cretella, MD, FCP, President of the American College of Pediatricians

"Over the last thirty years, no one has surfaced more useable research and practical wisdom on character formation than Tom Lickona. Now he brings together the best of his insights in a book filled with helpful information and real-world advice. This is the ideal book for thoughtful parents and teachers."--Kevin Ryan, Director Emeritus of Boston University's Center for Character and Social Justice

"Reading this essential book was addictive. It addresses the character issues we must face if we hope to build a better, more productive, and happier society."--Doug Karr, President and CEO, Character.org

"A gold mine of practical suggestions for bringing out the best in our kids."--Hal Urban, Author of Life's Greatest Lessons

"This wise and practical book reminds us that in a world where children often lack a shared moral lexicon, the indispensable virtue of kindness has the power to increase their life satisfaction and bring many benefits both to them and their parents."--James Arthur, Director of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues

"How to Raise Kind Kids masterfully weaves Dr. Lickona's deep human sensitivity together with strands of age-old wisdom, practical experience, and compelling findings from 21st-century research. A rich parental resource for nurturing kindness-- and character--in kids."--David Streight, Former Executive Director, the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education Advance Praise for How to Raise Kind Kids "Timely. Crucial. Practical. How to Raise Kind Kids is a must-read in a culture where the sole benchmarks of success are grades, ranks, and scores. Written by the leading expert in child character development, every page is filled with captivating stories and sound insights on how to help our kids become good and compassionate people. If we practice Dr. Lickona's wise and proven advice, we will raise a generation of thriving, kind-hearted kids who want to better the world. What better legacy could there be? Roll up your sleeves and begin!" --Michele Borba, educational psychologist and bestselling author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World

"How to Raise Kind Kids is a critical book for every conscientious parent who feels that they need help nurturing character in their kids, and every child who will reap the benefits. It is an outstanding resource that every parent must read. I'm giving copies to my own children to help them parent my grandchildren!" --Meg Meeker, M.D., best-selling author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters and host of Parenting Great Kids

"Every so often there comes a book that is as satisfying intellectually as it is useful. In How to Raise Kind Kids, Thomas Lickona has given us just that. Not only does this wonderful book raise interesting issues of morality, it provides a practical guide to ensure that children are brought up to be kind and good citizens. In uncaring and confusing times, what could be a more worthwhile project?" --Alexander McCall Smith, author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

"A treasure trove of traditional wisdom backed by modern science that should grace every parent's nightstand." --Michelle Cretella, MD, FCP, president of the American College of Pediatricians

"Over the last thirty years, no one has surfaced more useable research and practical wisdom on character formation than Tom Lickona. In How to Raise Kind Kids, he brings together the best of his insights in a book filled with helpful information and real-world advice. This is the ideal book for thoughtful parents and teachers." --Kevin Ryan, director emeritus of Boston University's Center for Character and Social Justice

"Tom Lickona is an American hero. I don't know anyone who has done more to guide parents and educators in their effort to raise children who care about the greater good. In this wonderfully wise, engaging book, he nimbly draws from many disciplines to inform what he calls the "art" of parenting to cultivate kindness, bravely wading into the muddy challenges parents face along the way, including our toxic political culture, addiction to screens, and a parenting culture that can fuel entitlement." --Dr. Richard Weissbourd, co-director of Harvard University's Making Caring Common program and author of The Parents We Mean to Be

"How to Raise Kind Kids could not have come at a better time. Today's children are faced with a plethora of distractions, especially from electronics, which can affect their ability to listen and be sensitive to the presence of others. Dr. Lickona's easy-to-read book is filled with great anecdotes and conveys the message that kindness begins in the home with positive parenting but also depends on our leaders, who must serve as role models. I highly recommend this wonderful book." --David P. Sortino, PhD, author of A Guide to How Your Child Learns: Understanding the Brain from Infancy to Young Adulthood

"A gold mine of practical suggestions for bringing out the best in our kids. Dr. Lickona has provided us with a wealth of solid research, meaningful stories, and actionable advice." --Hal Urban, author of Life's Greatest Lessons

"Reading this essential and practical book was addictive. A must-read for parents and educators alike, How to Raise Kind Kids provides tangible help to address the character issues we face today. Dr. Lickona shares clear and actionable ways for parents to cultivate kindness in their families. His guidance will lead to a better, more productive, and happier society." --Doug Karr, president and CEO of Character.org

"This wise and practical book reminds us that in a world in which children often experience the absence of a shared moral lexicon, the indispensable virtue of kindness has the power to increase their life satisfaction and bring many benefits to both children and their parents." --James Arthur, director of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues

"How to Raise Kind Kids masterfully weaves Dr. Lickona's deep human sensitivity together with strands of age-old wisdom, practical experience, and compelling findings from twenty-first-century research. A rich parental resource for nurturing kindness--and character--in kids." --David Streight, former executive director of the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education Advance Praise for How to Raise Kind Kids "Timely. Crucial. Practical. How to Raise Kind Kids is a must read in a culture where the sole benchmarks of success are grades, ranks and scores. Written by the leading expert in child character development, every page is filled with captivating stories and sound insights on how to help our kids become good and compassionate people. If we practice Dr. Lickona's wise and proven advice we will raise a generation of thriving, kind-hearted kids who want to better the world. What better legacy could there be? Roll up your sleeves and begin!" --Michele Borba, Educational Psychologist and bestselling author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World

"Every so often there comes a book that is as satisfying intellectually as it is useful. In How to Raise Kind Kids, Thomas Lickona has given us just that. Not only does this wonderful book raise interesting issues of morality, it provides a practical guide to ensure that children are brought up to be kind and good citizens. In uncaring and confusing times, what could be a more worthwhile project?" --Alexander McCall Smith, author of The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Series

"A treasure trove of traditional wisdom backed by modern science that should grace every parent's nightstand." --Michelle Cretella, MD, FCP, President of the American College of Pediatricians

"Over the last thirty years, no one has surfaced more useable research and practical wisdom on character formation than Tom Lickona. In How to Raise Kind Kids, he brings together the best of his insights in a book filled with helpful information and real-world advice. This is the ideal book for thoughtful parents and teachers." --Kevin Ryan, Director Emeritus of Boston University's Center for Character and Social Justice

"Tom Lickona is an American hero. I don't know anyone who has done more to guide parents and educators in their effort to raise children who care about the greater good. In this wonderfully wise, engaging book, he nimbly draws from many disciplines to inform what he calls the 'art' of parenting to cultivate kindness, bravely wading into the muddy challenges parents face along the way, including our toxic political culture, addiction to screens, and a parenting culture that can fuel entitlement." --Dr. Richard Weissbourd, co-Director of Harvard University's Making Caring Common program and author of The Parents We Mean to Be

"How to Raise Kind Kids could not have come at a better time. Today's children are faced with a plethora of distractions, especially from electronics, which can affect their ability to listen and be sensitive to the presence of others. Dr. Lickona's easy-to-read book is filled with great anecdotes and conveys the message that kindness begins in the home with positive parenting but also depends on our leaders, who must serve as role models. I highly recommend this wonderful book."-- David P. Sortino, Ph.D., author of A Guide to How Your Child Learns: Understanding the Brain From Infancy to Early Adulthood

"A gold mine of practical suggestions for bringing out the best in our kids. Dr. Lickona has provided us with a wealth of solid research, meaningful stories, and actionable advice." --Hal Urban, Author of Life's Greatest Lessons

"Reading this essential and practical book was addictive. A must read for parents and educators alike, How to Raise Kind Kids provides tangible help to address the character issues we face today. Dr. Lickona shares clear and actionable ways for parents to cultivate kindness in their families. His guidance will lead to a better, more productive and happier society." --Doug Karr, President and CEO of Character.org

"This wise and practical book reminds us that in a world in which children often experience the absence of a shared moral lexicon, the indispensable virtue of kindness has the power to increase their life satisfaction and bring many benefits to both children and their parents." --James Arthur, Director of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues

"How to Raise Kind Kids masterfully weaves Dr. Lickona's deep human sensitivity together with strands of age-old wisdom, practical experience, and compelling findings from 21st century research. A rich parental resource for nurturing kindness-- and character-- in kids." --David Streight, Former Executive Director, the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education

Review Quote

"Using cutting-edge advances in moral development, brain research, and traditional wisdom, [Lickona] shares strategies for promoting kindness in an era of toxic political and entitlement culture. . . . Chock-full of straightforward tips and principles for creating a home that cultivates empathy, this work offers essential advice for all parents and teachers interested in character development." -- Library Journal "This book is ideal for all parents wondering how to compete with cultural factors that make raising kind kids a challenge . . . This will be a useful read for any parents, including homeschoolers, regardless of their secular or theological curriculum or approach to parenting." -- Booklist "Timely. Crucial. Practical. How to Raise Kind Kids is a must read in a culture where the sole benchmarks of success are grades, ranks, and scores. Written by the leading expert in child character development, every page is filled with captivating stories and sound insights on how to help our kids become good and compassionate people. If we practice Dr. Lickona''s wise and proven advice we will raise a generation of thriving, kind-hearted kids who want to better the world. What better legacy could there be?" --Michele Borba, Educational Psychologist and bestselling author of UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World "Every so often there comes a book that is as satisfying intellectually as it is useful. Not only does this wonderful book raise interesting issues of morality, it provides a practical guide to ensure that children are brought up to be kind and good citizens. In uncaring and confusing times, what could be a more worthwhile project?" --Alexander McCall Smith, author of The No. 1 Ladies'' Detective Agency Series "Tom Lickona is an American hero. I don''t know anyone who has done more to help parents and educators raise children who care about the greater good. In this wonderfully wise, engaging book, he nimbly draws from many disciplines to inform the ''art'' of parenting to cultivate kindness, bravely wading into the muddy challenges parents face today, including our toxic political culture, addiction to screens, and a parenting culture that can fuel entitlement." --Dr. Richard Weissbourd, co-Director of Harvard University''s Making Caring Common program and author of The Parents We Mean to Be "Parents, educators and perhaps all society owe Tom Lickona a debt of gratitude for this latest contribution in his lifelong quest to develop in young people the ability to know the good, want the good, and do the good. He combines the skills of a first-class scholar and an adept storyteller to present a blueprint for instilling in children the vital virtues of compassion, empathy, and social responsibility. It should be a basic text for all those who take the job of parenting seriously." --Michael Josephson, Founding President of the Josephson Institute of Ethics " Today''s children are faced with a plethora of distractions, especially from electronics, which can affect their ability to listen and be sensitive to the presence of others. Dr. Lickona reminds us that kindness begins in the home with positive parenting but also depends on leaders who are positive role models." --David P. Sortino, author of A Guide to How Your Child Learns: Understanding the Brain from Infancy to Early Adulthood " A treasure trove of traditional wisdom backed by modern science that should grace every parent''s nightstand." --Michelle Cretella, MD, FCP, President of the American College of Pediatricians "Over the last thirty years, no one has surfaced more useable research and practical wisdom on character formation than Tom Lickona. Now he brings together the best of his insights in a book filled with helpful information and real-world advice. This is the ideal book for thoughtful parents and teachers." --Kevin Ryan, Director Emeritus of Boston University''s Center for Character and Social Justice "Reading this essential book was addictive. It addresses the character issues we must face if we hope to build a better, more productive, and happier society." --Doug Karr, President and CEO, Character.org "A gold mine of practical suggestions for bringing out the best in our kids." --Hal Urban, Author of Life''s Greatest Lessons "This wise and practical book reminds us that in a world where children often lack a shared moral lexicon, the indispensable virtue of kindness has the power to increase their life satisfaction and bring many benefits both to them and their parents." --James Arthur, Director of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues "How to Raise Kind Kids masterfully weaves Dr. Lickona''s deep human sensitivity together with strands of age-old wisdom, practical experience, and compelling findings from 21st-century research. A rich parental resource for nurturing kindness--and character--in kids." --David Streight, Former Executive Director, the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education

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Can you teach your child to be kind?

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This a book about kindness--how to teach it to your children, foster it at home, and spread it beyond your immediate family. You may have picked it up because you are just starting out as a parent and want to do everything you can, from the outset, to nurture kindness in your child. Or you may feel you have a child who isn''t kind--or isn''t as kind as you want them to be--and you''d like to try to change that. You may feel that all too often your family''s interactions--between adults, parent to kid, and among the kids themselves--are not as respectful as you''d hope. You''d like to see more cooperation and less complaining. Anyone who offers advice about parenting has to do so with great humility. You may have heard the story about the man who taught a class on child-rearing called Ten Commandments for Parents. People came from far and wide to learn how to be better parents. Then he got married, and he and his wife had a child. A couple of years later, he renamed his class Five Suggestions for Parents. Then they had another child, and not long after, he renamed the class Three Tentative Hints for Parents. After their third child was born, he stopped teaching the class altogether. A humorous story but with a valid point: there''s no secret formula for raising kids, no 10 easy steps that can guarantee the outcome. Raising human beings isn''t like baking a cake or fixing a flat tire. As I watched my son valiantly trying to keep his cool while dealing with yet another conflict among his children, it seemed to me a more accurate title for the book you''re about to read might be something like: How, on Your Good Days, to Try to Get a Little Bit Better at Helping Your Kids Be a Little Bit Kinder . But that was a lot to fit on the cover. That said, I do believe there are important principles and practices--some drawn from the wisdom of the ages, others from contemporary advances in moral development and brain research--that can guide you in helping your child on the road to good character. We know that children thrive on a combination of support (lots of love) and challenge (high expectations and accountability). We know that good character involves knowing what''s right, caring about what''s right, and doing what''s right--and that doing is the hardest part. Modern moral psychology confirms what Aristotle taught centuries ago: We become good by doing good. For that reason, a parent has to be a "character coach," teaching character skills like self-control and kindness in very deliberate ways and then helping kids practice them again and again, in everyday situations, until such behaviors become easier and more of a habit. Being a character coach means giving your children opportunities for moral action in family life, such as doing chores; playing with, reading to, or caring for a younger brother or sister; helping without being asked; making amends after doing something wrong; and taking part in problem- solving sit-downs where everyone has a voice and responsibility to help to create a happier, more peaceful family. It also means talking to your kids about doing the right thing even when it''s hard. It means helping your children to learn from their mistakes and to recognize the times when they may not have resisted temptation or peer pressure. You want them to know that being a good person and doing what''s right often isn''t easy, but that there''s no other way to have self-respect or be truly happy. The toughest part of being a character coach is doing so in the heat of the moment, when you''re tired, frustrated, or running late and your kids are not doing what you ask or are on the verge of a meltdown. In the rough and tumble of family life, you usually haveto do something on the spot to deal with the problem at hand. At the same time, you want your immediate response to have longterm benefits that prevent variants of the scenario from happening again. You want to address undesirable behavior in a way that helps your children grow in maturity. You want to help them make progress toward becoming a person of character--someone who is self-controlled, glad to be helpful, respectful, and brave enough to do what''s right regardless of what others are doing. Much of what I''ve learned about parenting has come from my experiences in the trenches as a father of two boys and now as an observing and involved grandfather of fourteen children between the ages of five and twenty-two. I am, by training, a developmental psychologist with a specialization in the moral development of children and adolescents. My first book for parents, Raising Good Children , was a guide to help children develop through the stages of moral reasoning, the process of understanding why some actions are right and others wrong. But moral reasoning is only one part of character--the "head part." Good character also involves "the heart" (caring about what is right) and "the hand" (putting what you know to be right into practice). In my work with parents over the past fifty years, my focus has become character in the full sense: head, heart, and hand--knowing the good, desiring the good, and doing the good. During that same period, I was a professor of education at the State University of New York at Cortland in upstate New York, helping to prepare the next generation of teachers. A central pillar of my professional career has been training teachers to be character educators, and I continue to direct the character education center that I founded there. Most people who go into teaching want to make a difference in a child''s life. There''s no better way to do that than to help them develop good character. Character education is not a new idea--it''s actually one of the oldest missions of American schools. In the early days of the republic, all kids had to go to school to learn two things: literacy and virtue. If there was to be government by the people, then these people would have to be committed to democracy''s moral foundations: respect for the rights of individuals, voluntary compliance with the law, participation in public life, and concern for the common good. Benjamin Franklin said, "Nothing is more important for the public good than to train up youth in wisdom and virtue." Ben Franklin might be discouraged if he were around today. That''s not to say that there weren''t problems in his day, but at this point in our nation''s moral journey, it can sometimes seem like we''re going backward. In public opinion polls, a majority of adults say they think most Americans are less moral than they used to be. They think that our political system is broken and that the government doesn''t listen to or care about people like them. But there are signs of a movement afoot--even in our current, often unkind culture--to change this. To be sure, it remains an uphill battle, and it will take the two great formative institutions--the family and school--working together to turn things around. Of those two institutions, the family has the job of laying down the first building blocks of morality and character. In principle, schools build on that base and extend it, but many families have been so dissatisfied with what they have found at school that they have chosen to take on the task of educating their children themselves at home. Just as often, schools feel that parents aren''t doing their part to teach things like respect and kindness, leaving teachers to take up the slack. In the early nineties, national organizations such as the Character Education Partnership (now Character.org) and Character Counts! came on the scene to promote the goal of comprehensive character education in every school. A strong partnership with parents was a pillar of this movement, whose ultimate aim was for every child to attend a school where he or she would be valued and cared for in a productive learning environment where they would be taught to practice the virtues that make up good character. We''re a long way from achieving that goal, but the vision is out there. At the same time that character education was gaining momentum, we launched the Center for the 4th and 5th Rs (Respectand Responsibility) at SUNY Cortland. I had been gathering best practices in character education for many years, working with teachers and studying exemplary schools across the United States and Canada. Drawing on those practices, I published Educating for Character: How Our Schools Can Teach Respect and Responsibility , which caught the wave of the growing interest in character education. Soon after that, our Center began training principals and teachers in the comprehensive approach that Educating for Character described. Today, initiatives like Harvard''s Making Caring Common and the Leadership Academy for Character Education at the University of Missouri at St. Louis are providing fresh impetus for the character education movement. From the perspective of character education, every moment ofthe school day is a "character moment." Every experience, every interaction-- in classrooms, in corridors, on the playground, at the Friday-night football game--has the potential to shape the values and character of a child, for good or for ill. That''s even more true of the interactions you have with your child at home. You are your child''s first and potentially most powerful character educator. I hope this book will offer you hope, affirm the good things you''re already doing, and give you some new strategies for your toolbox that will help you support your child''s character development andcreate a culture of kindness and respect in your home. The Challenge Parenting is the hardest job on the planet. It taxes our energies and tests our character. We

Product Details

Author
Thomas Lickona
Pages
256
Publisher
Penguin Putnam Inc
Year
2018
ISBN-10
014313194X
ISBN-13
9780143131946
Format
Paperback
Media
Book
Subtitle
And Get Respect, Gratitude, and a Happier Family in the Bargain
Country of Publication
United States
Publication Date
2018-04-12
Short Title
How to Raise Kind Kids
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade