Caring parents want to raise children who are kind, trustworthy, considerate and fair. But sometimes it seems like there's shortage of bad examples to lead them astray. Based on sound psychological theory, drawing on current research--and most importantly, rooted in the real world that parents face today--this book shows how children develop a moral sensibility, and what parents can do to refine and reinforce it. Wise, warm, and thoroughly practical, this is an essential book for all loving parents--who want to raise loving children.Parents will learn... * How ethical intelligence can be nurtured--even in a child's earliest years * How television, religion, and peers can shape--or short-circuit--a child's moral development * How to recognize and avoid some of the most common errors parents make
Arthur Dobrin has led the Ethical Culture Society of Long Island for more than 30 years and is a professor of humanities at Hofstra University. In addition to frequent speaking engagements, he has appeared on CNN to discuss children and moral issues, and is the author of a book for children, Love Your Neighbor: Stories of Values and Virtues.