Above All, Be Kind: Raising a Humane Child in Challenging Times

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New Society Publishers, 2003 - Education - 259 pages
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Above All, Be Kind teaches parents how to raise their children to be humane in the broadest sense--to become not only more compassionate in their interactions with family and friends, but to grow up to make life choices that demonstrate respect for the environment, other species, and all people. The book includes chapters for early, middle, teenage, and young adult years, as well as activities, issue sidebars, cases, tips, and profiles.

Zoe Weil is cofounder and President of the International Institute for Humane Education. She developed the first graduate program in humane education in the U.S. and conducts frequent humane education workshops. Author of several humane education books for young people, and a parent, she lives in Maine.

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Review: Above All, Be Kind: Raising a Humane Child in Challenging Times

User Review  - Denise - Goodreads

I've started reading this book several times and never finished. I appreciate the writing style, but the first few chapters did not really offer me any new information that I did not already know. Read full review

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User Review  - Jenevive Desroches - Goodreads

This book, more than any other, has guided my parenting from day one. Full of ideas and suggestions for raising social and environmental awareness at every age, Above All, Be Kind is a refreshing reminder that often, good parenting is as simple (and as difficult) as being your own best self. Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Zoe Weil is on the faculty of the University of Maine and Cambridge College, and is President of the International Institute for Humane Education which offers the only comprehensive M.Ed. degree and certificate program in humane education in the U.S. As director of Animalearn -- an animal protection organization -- for seven years, she pioneered the development of humane education, reaching tens of thousands of students annually. A frequent speaker at conferences around the U.S. and abroad, she lives in Surry, Maine.

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