Uncle Dan's Report Card: From Toddlers to Teenagers, Helping Our Children Build Strength of Character with Healthy Habits and Values Every Day

Uncle Dan's Report Card: From Toddlers to Teenagers, Helping Our Children Build Strength of Character with Healthy Habits and Values Every Day

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by Barbara C. Unell, Bob Unell
     
 

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A Unique Approach to Teaching Children Timeless Values

The worth of the child cannot be measured in terms of "Per Cent" alone. The home life of the child is an important part of the whole life. The teacher's judgment will be a much better one if the home will kindly co-operate. Parents are asked to carefully consider and mark "Home Report" as indicated

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A Unique Approach to Teaching Children Timeless Values

The worth of the child cannot be measured in terms of "Per Cent" alone. The home life of the child is an important part of the whole life. The teacher's judgment will be a much better one if the home will kindly co-operate. Parents are asked to carefully consider and mark "Home Report" as indicated.
-M. E. Pearson, Superintendent, Kansas City, Kansas, Public Schools, 1914

With the discovery of their Uncle Dan's school report card from 1914, in which a "Home Report" section of the card was to be completed by parents, Barbara and Robert Unell were inspired to explore the behaviors and values upon which students were "graded" in addition to the standard academic subjects.

They realized that these surprising entries, ranging from acts of kindness and truthfulness to personal habits and reading for pleasure, were as timeless and relevant today as they were almost a century ago. Uncle Dan's Report Card gives every parent and caregiver not only a reminder of the worth of these values and behaviors but also a practical means to encourage children to recognize and practice good habits. This book provides the positive, proven tools they can use with toddlers to teens to help them be successful and happy in their everyday lives, personally and academically.

Editorial Reviews

Like other parents, Barbara and Bob Unell knew about report cards, state standardized tests, PSATs, SATs, and all the other grading systems that measure their offspring against some statistical norm. What they hadn't imagined was contained in the yellowing "Home Report" sent home with Uncle Dan's 1914 grades. Instead of classroom test tallies, this page included slots for "Books Read," "Letters Written," "Hours Worked," "Money Earned," "Money Saved," "Hours Spent at Home," "Care of Teeth," "Regular Bathing," and "Manners." The Unells instantly realized that this wasn't just a piece of quaint Americana; it is a valuable guideline for parenting now, a model for raising responsible kids beyond the percentiles. Editor's recommendation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399536779
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/02/2011
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Barbara C. Unell, the author of several parenting books, including 20 Teachable Virtues, has been instrumental in bringing together educators, community leaders, and parents through such ventures as the "Kindness Is Contagious...Catch It" school-based education project and the Uncle Dan's Report Card pilot program in school districts in Kansas.

Robert Unell is a former teacher, advertising agency executive, and cofounder, with Barbara, of Twins and Kansas City Parent magazines. Along with Barbara, he is a partner in the Daniel L. Brenner Family Education Center, providing programs in the area of parenting and character education.

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Uncle Dan's Report Card: From Toddlers to Teenagers, Helping Our Children Build Strength of Character with Healthy Habits and Values Every Day 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That review right above of this one is great