The Ties That Bind: Timeless Values for African American Families

The Ties That Bind: Timeless Values for African American Families

by Joyce A. Ladner
     
 

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The Ties That Bind How do we strengthen our children’s souls? How do we fortify them with a sense of obligation, hope, faith, trust, and a burning desire to achieve? In this wise and important book, you will discover unlimited answers that are yours for the taking—the keys to raising children with strong values and a positive sense of purpose and

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The Ties That Bind How do we strengthen our children’s souls? How do we fortify them with a sense of obligation, hope, faith, trust, and a burning desire to achieve? In this wise and important book, you will discover unlimited answers that are yours for the taking—the keys to raising children with strong values and a positive sense of purpose and identity. Today’s children—many of them blessed with more material wealth and education than any generation before—greet the world with a sense of uneasiness at best, and, at worst, a sense of despair. In The Ties That Bind, Dr. Joyce Ladner, an eminent sociologist, shows how we can empower more children with the self-confidence that will sustain them throughout their lives. Keeping the promise of her own tradition-rich Mississippi upbringing, Dr. Ladner passes on the timeless treasure of African American values. A leading scholar and activist, she reveals how each generation taught the next a vital set of lessons in values. Drawing insight from everyday heroes, family stories, and personal experiences as a mother of a growing son, she brings those lessons to life and shapes them for our times. Step by step, she teaches the authentic principles of the historic black value system. Finally, she demonstrates how you can pass on this legacy in a way that children will absorb through dozens of simple, everyday activities for home, church, school, and community life. The Ties That Bind will help you give your children the foundation they need through their growing years and beyond. Let this enriching book with its healing lessons guide and nourish your family.

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Editorial Reviews

Patrick Henry Bass
The Ties That Bind is an instructive guide distilling the useful and practical advice that carried our ancestors through from one generation to the next. Lord knows we can all use that guidance right about now.
Essence
Children's Literature - Melinda Medley Sprinkle
Knowing where you came from is just as important as knowing where you are going. All children, no matter what nationality, gender, or color, should have an understanding and an appreciation of their heritage. Due to our ever-growing, ever-changing society and preference for material possessions over personal growth, many of today's children are often lacking in values and moral beliefs. This practical guide to African American values focuses on a rich system of virtues and explains how black families can teach their children that same sense of pride, respect, and responsibility they once had. Step by step, principles are easily laid out and discussed. Insights and examples are drawn from heroic African Americans, family stories, and personal experiences. A black value system is presented, and daily activities for the home, church, school, community, and even the state and nation are also included. This chapter book has an easy-to-follow format with a table of contents, bibliography and resource page, and an index.
Library Journal
To suggest values for raising children today, Ladner draws on her own Mississippi childhood as well as her experience as a black sociologist at Howard, where she has served as president.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471199533
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/18/1999
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.83(h) x 0.85(d)

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