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Teaching Right from Wrong Forty Things You Can Do to Raise a Moral Child

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ISBN-10: 0425178226

ISBN-13: 9780425178225

Edition: 2001

Authors: Arthur Dobrin

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Feelings: Emotions Are the Groundwork of Morality
Tune In to Your Children's Feelings
Talk About How You Think Others May Be Feeling
Comment on Your Own Emotions
Sing to and Hold Your Children
Read Imaginative Stories to Your Children
Reason: Feelings Need to Be Guided by Reason
Give Reasons Why You Approve or Disapprove of Your Children's Behavior
Provide Reasons for Rules You Want Your Children to Follow
Encourage Your Children to Play with Children of Various Ages
Engage Your Children in Reflective Discussions by Asking Open-Ended Questions
Promote Independent Thinking
Self-Esteem: Self-Respect Is a Prerequisite to Acting Morally
Treat Your Children with Respect
Express Interest in Your Children's Activities, Projects, and Dreams
Help Set Goals and Encourage Your Children to See Them Through
Praise a Task Well Done
Give Your Children Emotional and Verbal Support to Stand Against the Crowd When Necessary
Discipline: Behavior Has Consequences
Be Flexible--Not Arbitrary--in Your Discipline
Don't Use Intimidation; Never Use Ridicule
The Severity of the Punishment Should Be Related to the Severity of the Wrongdoing
Discipline with Explanations
Criticize in Private
Habits: Morality Is Learned Through Observation and Doing
Provide Opportunities for Your Children to Help Others
Give Positive Verbal and Nonverbal Feedback for Being a Good Person
Work with Your Children in Community and Volunteer Service
Expect and Encourage Good Deeds from Your Children
Help Your Children Keep Promises
Prejudice: Treating All People Fairly Is Fundamental to Morality
Examine Your Own Biases
Provide Examples That Counteract Society's Prejudices
Don't Allow Biased or Bigoted Comments to Go Unchallenged
Give Your Children Books That Show Different Kinds of People Playing, Working, and Living Together
Talk About Differences Between People, but Talk About Them Neutrally
Values: Some Values Are More Important Than Others
Tell Your Children About the People You Admire and Why
Live Your Life As You Want Your Children to Lead Theirs
Show the Importance of Protecting the Vulnerable
Comment on Compassionate Behavior--Let Your Children Know That Caring Is an Important Value
Let Your Children Know What You Value and Why You Value It
Community: Morality Is Social
Supervise Your Children's Television Viewing
Get Involved with Your Children's Education
Make Family Meals Important and Regular Occasions
Make Time for Your Children
Take an Interest in the World Outside Your Home
Afterword
Selected References