What will our future young adults need?
- Technology is rapidly changing everyday life. Who knows what tomorrow will bring? How can parents raise a child to live and compete in an unknown world?
- How can I protect my child from problems on the Internet and at the same time, help him take advantage of the wonderful opportunities offered by instant communication?
- Can I and should I try to shape my child’s interests? Should I try to influence my child’s choice of friends?
- What job skills will my child need in tomorrow’s world and how can I encourage them?
- How important will it be to get a college education? In what fields?
- Boundaries between race, culture, and even social class seem to be blurring. How can I help my child deal with a shrinking world?
Tomorrow’s world will need creators and dreamers. Young adults able to cross borders of race, gender, and geography. And more than ever, they will need to know how to get along and resolve the many problems that arise when people compete for similar goals. How can this book help?
The Kennys have raised twelve children, and have been foster parents to many more. They know there are no quick fixes. Their approach is practical, committed, and caring. The book provides a concise summary of the normal ages and stages of development. And it offers imaginative and effective ways to shape behavior. This is a different book, an easy-to-read guide, and a must book for parents who don’t want to raise yesterday’s child for a new world of tomorrow.
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About the Author
As both scholars and experienced parents, the Kennys are ideally prepared to identify the abilities needed in tomorrow’s world and the means to develop them. They have 12 children, 28 grandchildren, and have been foster parents to many more. In addition, Mary is an author/journalist and a CPA, and James has doctoral degrees in both psychology and anthropology. They wrote an award-winning weekly column for 25 years entitled Family Talk. They have also authored numerous books, including Whole-Life Parenting, Happy Parenting, Making the Family Matter, When Your Marriage Goes Stale, Sex Education for Toddlers to Young Adults, Loving and Learning, and Caring for Your Aging Parents. The Kennys live in downtown Indianapolis.
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