For parents with strong spiritual beliefs, raising children includes attempting to develop within them similar values and attitudes. Here is an amiable, accessible guide toward the spiritual development of children from infancy to adolescence.
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According to Carroll, although several "top-notch" books on parenting have been produced over the years by spiritually oriented educators, philosophers, and New Age professionals, few works have been written on child raising for those parents who may not practice a particular religion but who nonetheless desire to bring up their children with a definite "concept of the sacred." His book is meant to meet this need. It covers not only the spiritual education of children but also discipline, teaching children how to use and understand their bodies, spiritualizing the child's environment (the child's room, toys, reading, and television and movie viewing), teaching children values and virtues (honesty, patience, manners, forbearance, kindness), and teaching meditation to children. While much of Carroll's advice is certainly sound, some parents may find some of it controversial (e.g., pets are animals, not people, and should not be accorded as high a place in our affections as we reserve for humans) or impractical if not impossible (e.g., not exposing children under four to any television). In addition, Carroll's frequent use of concepts and examples from Eastern religions may alienate more traditional Christians and Jews. Recommended--with the above reservations--for public libraries.
- Marcia G. Fuchs, Guilford Free Lib., Ct.
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Book Description Paragon House Publishers, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111557781125
Book Description Paragon House Publishers. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1557781125 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1585157