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A better world for our children : rebuilding American family values

Author: Benjamin Spock
Publisher: Bethesda, MD : National Press Books, ©1994.
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Dr. Benjamin Spock, author of the landmark book Baby and Child Care, now gives his guidance on strengthening families and instilling values. A Better World for Our Children: Rebuilding American Family Values empowers parents to influence the future of their children and provides specific activities families can do together to make a difference in their homes and neighborhoods.
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Spock, Benjamin, 1903-1998.
Better world for our children.
Bethesda, MD : National Press Books, c1994
(OCoLC)624471974
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Spock
ISBN: 1882605128 9781882605125
OCLC Number: 30780695
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.

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Dr. Benjamin Spock, author of the landmark book Baby and Child Care, now gives his guidance on strengthening families and instilling values. A Better World for Our Children: Rebuilding American Family Values empowers parents to influence the future of their children and provides specific activities families can do together to make a difference in their homes and neighborhoods.

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.

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