We all want our kids to be kind, but that is not the same as knowing what to do when you catch your child being unkind.
As a world-renowned developmental psychologist, Dr. Thomas Lickona has led the character education movement in schools for forty years. In his book, How to Raise Kind Kids, he shares tools that parents need to bring peace and foster cooperation in their home. Kindness doesn’t stand on its own. It needs a supporting cast of other essential virtues like courage, self-control, respect and gratitude.
With concrete examples drawn from the many families Dr. Lickona has worked with over the years, How to Raise Kind Kids will help you:
- Give and receive respect
- Hold family meetings to tackle persistent problems
- Discipline in a way that builds character
- Improve the dynamic of your relationship with your children while putting them on the path to a happier, more fulfilling life
In today's world, creating a family culture of kindness and respect is countercultural. It will be harder with some children than others, but we can help every child make progress on the road to good character.