A Celebration of Youth, Famili Communities arid Our Future
What better way to usher in a new century than to read the thoughts and wishes for the future from our youth. This heartwarming, thought-provoking book is reminiscent of the welcoming ceremonies for children that are at the core of every culture, in this poignant collection, adult role models who are working to create a better world welcome children to the new millennium through heartfelt letters. They are words of advice, introduction and thanksgiving. For each day of the year, children voice their concerns for the millennium in essays that are at once delightfully innocent and candidly wise:
- "I don't like people hitting me, spinach or people screaming in my ears."
- "I would like to see adults think of their communities, not just about money."
- "If I had three wishes I wish there was no war, no killing and no cats biting."
- "Parents should talk with their kids more often or at least spend a little time with them. We are listening."
The illuminating words and photographs in this unique book will restore a sense of community in us all and open up the pathways to better communication between adults and children. By setting good examples for and listening to our children, we can ensure them a future that is bright and full of hope.