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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Spock, Benjamin, 1903-1998.
Better world for our children.
Bethesda, MD : National Press Books, c1994
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|Description:||207 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Preface: What This Book Is- And Isn't - About --
Ch. 1. Where I'm Coming From --
Ch. 2. The New Social and Economic Realities --
Ch. 3. Sex, Marriage and Family Life --
Ch. 4. Violence and Brutality --
Ch. 5. Deteriorating Health --
Ch. 6. What Happened to Our Standards and Beliefs? --
Ch. 7. The Roots of Idealism --
Ch. 8. Instilling Values --
Ch. 9. Toward a Better World --
Ch. 10. Better Families --
Ch. 11. Raising Children to be Kind --
Ch. 12. Better Schools --
Ch. 13. Better Workplaces --
Ch. 14. Better Citizens --
Ch. 15. Can We Make a Better World for Our Children?
|Responsibility:||Benjamin M. Spock.|
Dr. Spock believes that the seeds for many of society's problems are sown during childhood. He contends that we are putting too much pressure on children to succeed academically and athletically. These "superkids," are often coached to be fierce competitors, but as a side effect can be selfish, disrespectful, materialistic or downright rude.
Spock feels that we must change our emphasis from getting ahead materially to raising children who want to help people, be kind to each other and are dedicated to service.
The "grandfather" of all child-development experts, Dr. Benjamin Spock has been advising millions of parents worldwide about children's physical and mental health for more than sixty years. Now, he feels compelled to share his deep and grave concerns about the continuing decline in America's system of values. Dr. Spock speaks from his heart and his mind with personal insight and frankness in A Better World for Our Children. Well-known for his liberal political views, Dr.
Spock will surprise many readers with his traditional family values and "old-fashioned" advice.
Part of Dr. Spock's advice is that we must once again get involved in our schools, in politics and in volunteering. Children see that their parents' lack of involvement is passing spiritual apathy on from generation to generation by example. Most people just complain, and don't do anything about it. Not Benjamin Spock. At 91, with his passion and spiritual fire still burning strong and not willing to retire, he wants to help you build a better world for your children.