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Now more than ever, parents are told how important it is to talk meaningfully to their kids. This is the book that makes it happen. A revised and expanded second edition, The Kids' Book of Questions, with 634,000 copies in print, makes it easy to ask hard questions and fun to answer them. Questions to challenge, questions to provoke. Questions to entertain and expand young minds. Questions about right or wrong, about fears and hopes, ethics, religious beliefs, about why parents ...
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Now more than ever, parents are told how important it is to talk meaningfully to their kids. This is the book that makes it happen. A revised and expanded second edition, The Kids' Book of Questions, with 634,000 copies in print, makes it easy to ask hard questions and fun to answer them. Questions to challenge, questions to provoke. Questions to entertain and expand young minds. Questions about right or wrong, about fears and hopes, ethics, religious beliefs, about why parents act the way they do—even about ruling the world.
Updated to include questions on subjects that have arisen since the book's original publication in 1988—from the internet to issues like school violence and terrorism—the book is a sure way to prod young people into discovering who they really are and what they really believe. There are inquiries into values: "If you knew you wouldn't get caught, would you cheat on a test by copying someone else's answers?" Intriguing fantasies: "If you could email any famous person and know they'd read and answer your note, who would you write to and what would you say?" Philosophical queries: "Have you had any personal experiences that lead you to believe in God?" Provocative scenarios: "After being given a truth pill, what would you say if you were asked to describe your family?"
Kids, and parents, will be amazed to find how far one little question will lead.
Poses thought-provoking questions to the reader about such issues as trust, fear, ethics, family problems, social pressures, and friendship.
If you could permanently trade lives with one of your brothers, sisters, or classmates, would you? If so, who would you pick and why?
If someone a lot smaller than you kept teasing you and telling lies about you and wouldn't stop, how far would you be willing to go to make the person stop? What about someone bigger than you?
Adults can do more but have more responsibilities; children can play more but are often told what to do. Do you think kids or adults have a better deal?
Posted September 9, 2003
I've never before read so many questions in one book that have the potential of psychologically harming a young child. Example: 'Do your parents try to trick you into doing things they want you to do? If so,do you usually figure out what's going on right away or not until later?' Example: 'When was the last time you lied to your parents? To a close friend? When was the last time you got caught lying?' Not all the questions provoke a feeling of unease and 'second-guessing'--some are neutral and harmless. I feel that Mr. Stock's book serves no real purpose except for encouraging premature angst in children There are a very few questions that might be useful for a discussion module. Example: 'what advice would you give to a good friend who got very jealous of someone and started trying to act just like that person?' But four pages later we have: 'Is there anything so bad that if you found out your mother did it, you would turn her into the police?' Here the child's imagination conjures up his mother doing all manner of foul deeds while he thinks, 'Is this bad enough? etc.' I haven't read any of Mr. Stock's books of adult questions, but I certainly hope he stops publishing for children. His book is offensive and harmful. Children may come up with these questions on their own, but prodding them is totally inappropriate.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 2, 2002
Posted May 16, 2001
This book is pefect for kids and teens, the book makes the kids about stuopid stuff that people never really point out...like one question is 'would you rather have you wet the bed and just have your parents know or someone make it up and tell everyone that you wet the bed?'. It is stuff like that and i think it is very good thinker questions that ou can use one the road in bed when you are falling asleep or just for free time. GET THIS BOOK!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 17, 2000