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Teaching Your Children ValuesTeaching Your Children Values: 06/13/07

I got Teaching Your Children Values from the now defunct relay site. It's not a book I would normally purchase and I got it mostly for giggles. It ended up being better than I feared it would but I can't imagine actually trying any of the authors' step by step programs. We just aren't that regimented a family.

The book is broken up into twelve chapters with a new value to teach each month of the year. Along with the practical advice and personal reflections from various family members, the book has charts and games one is supposed to play with one's family. These role playing games are supposed to teach the values that I guess the children won't otherwise be able to learn. Somehow just plain old talking to my children seemed to work just fine.

To the book's credit, it doesn't bring God or religion into the mix nor does it suggest dumbing down the important talks about sex and other adult stuff. The frankness of the authors on the tougher topics and their practical advice about listening to children and teaching by example make this parenting advice book a step above the average parenting book.

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