Raising Peaceful Children in a Violent World

Raising Peaceful Children in a Violent World

by Nancy Lee Cecil, Patricia L. Roberts
     
 
An action book for every parent and teacher who wants to end violence and create a safe, peaceful world for our children. Nancy Cecil offers creative and practical ways to foster peace in the family and in everyday life. Includes family activities, tips for television, and a recommended reading list of children's books that feature peaceful role models.

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An action book for every parent and teacher who wants to end violence and create a safe, peaceful world for our children. Nancy Cecil offers creative and practical ways to foster peace in the family and in everyday life. Includes family activities, tips for television, and a recommended reading list of children's books that feature peaceful role models.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Two new books seek to promote peace among children and their parents, teachers, and community. Both succeed very well. Arnow (Inst. for Cultural Understanding, Lexington, Kentucky) is a goldmine of information. She covers how to raise children peaceably at home, at school, and in the neighborhood, dealing with war toys, gender equality, hate groups, children's literature, TV violence, and video games. Numerous checklists rate books, toys, TV, and your school setting. Associations and workshops are gathered into extensive, usable lists. Arnow includes samples of school and community policies that work. With its useful bibliographies, this is a highly valuable tool. Cecil's approach offers practical one-on-one advice, particularly about conflict resolution. Centering on family life, she believes children can model peace-filled lifestyles from an early age. Dozens of simple activities help foster diversity rather than prejudice, always promoting peace over hostility. There is an extensive bibliography for both parents and children. Cecil is the author of many books on multiculturalism and literacy, among them Developing Multicultural Awareness Through Children's Literature (MacFarland, 1993). Both books are valuable additions to all public and school libraries.Linda Beck, Indian Valley P.L., Telford, Pa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781880913161
Publisher:
Innisfree Press, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.96(h) x 0.67(d)

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