Good Kids, Tough Choices: How Parents Can Help Their Children Do the Right Thing

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John Wiley & Sons, Aug 20, 2010 - 256 pages
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A practical analysis and inspiring guide for teaching kids "ethical fitness"

Parents are beginning to realize that deficiencies in ethics and character are becoming a big problem among our nation's children. According to the latest data, lying, cheating, and rampant insensitivity to other people are increasingly common. What can parents do? In this book, ethics expert Rushworth Kidder shows how to customize interventions to a child's age and temperament. He encourages parents not to give up, since what they do can always make a difference, regardless of how long or deep the bad habits of dishonesty may be.

  • Encourages parents to intervene early and re-establish children on the right course
  • Explores the keys to ethical behavior: honesty, responsibility, respect, fairness, and compassion

All of Kidder's practical advice is based on the latest psychological and neuroscientific research about how kids develop character and learn what's right and wrong.

  

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User Review  - Kristen - Goodreads

Didn't make it through the whole book. Interesting, but overwhelmed by what I'm NOT teaching my kids. Tisk tisk. Read full review

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Very good! Rushworth Kidder's work is worth reading! Read full review

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Contents

Three Lenses for Ethical Parenting
1
Raising Kids in Todays Moral Environment
9
Birth Through Age Four
31
Ages Five Through Nine
71
Ages Ten Through Fourteen
93
Ages Fifteen Through Eighteen
135
Ages Nineteen Through TwentyThree
177
Conclusion
207
Notes
221
Glossary
227
Further Reading
235
Index
247
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About the author (2010)

Rushworth M. Kidder was a professor of English at Wichita State University for ten years before becoming an award-winning columnist and editor at the Christian Science Monitor. The author of ten books on subjects ranging from international ethics to the global future, he won the 1980 Explicator Literary Foundation Award for his book on the poetry of E.E. cummings. He and his wife, Elizabeth, live in Lincolnville, Maine.

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