We Generation

We Generation

Raising Socially Responsible Kids

eBook - 2009
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Wouldn't it be nice if your child committed herself to doing a simple act of kindness every day? As today's culture seems to grow more self-centered and obsessed with "me," Dr. Michael Ungar refreshingly points the way to raising "we" thinkers. Perhaps most inspiring about Ungar's findings: today's kids are eager to help out and be noticed. What they need, though, is compassion, encouragement, and attentiveness to their most important connectionsthose made at home. By recounting the inspiring stories of his work with families, Ungar reveals how the emotional bond kids crave and the support ad.
Publisher: New York : Perseus Books Group, 2009.
ISBN: 9780786746002
0786746009
Characteristics: 1 online resource (302 p.)
Contents: C O N T E N T S; AUTHOR'S NOTE xiii; PREFACE xv; introduction The We Generation 1; chapter one Parents Matter 23; chapter two Connected Kids 51; chapter three Adult Mirrors, Adult Mentors 75; chapter four Please Touch 103; chapter five The Best and Worst of Connections 133; chapter six An Invitation to Responsibility 163; chapter seven Monster Homes Make Monstrous Children 183; chapter eight Village People 217; CONCLUSION We-Thinkers 245; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 261; APPENDIX Answer Key to "How Connected Are Your Kids?" 263; NOTES 265; INDEX 271.
Summary: Wouldn't it be nice if your child committed herself to doing a simple act of kindness every day? As today's culture seems to grow more self-centered and obsessed with "me," Dr. Michael Ungar refreshingly points the way to raising "we" thinkers. Perhaps most inspiring about Ungar's findings: today's kids are eager to help out and be noticed. What they need, though, is compassion, encouragement, and attentiveness to their most important connectionsthose made at home. By recounting the inspiring stories of his work with families, Ungar reveals how the emotional bond kids crave and the support ad.

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