Character Building: A Guide for Parents and Teachers

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Scepter Publishers, 2001 - Education - 273 pages
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In this book, author David Isaacs, an educationalist and parent, offers ideas and suggestions on how parents and teachers can help children's all-round development. The emphasis is on character building, approached from the viewpoint of moral habits. Professor Isaacs takes twenty-four virtues and discusses how the child - at different ages - can be encouraged to be obedient, industrious, sincere, prudent, generous, optimistic, sociable, and so on. There is no book on child development quite like this.
 

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Contents

The permanent value of the family
1
Training children in human virtues
11
GENEROSITY
23
FORTITUDE
33
OPTIMISM
43
PERSEVERANCE
52
ORDERLINESS
62
RESPONSIBILITY
72
PATIENCE
156
JUSTICE
168
OBEDIENCE
178
PRUDENCE
188
AUDACITY
199
HUMILITY
207
SIMPLICITY
216
SOCIABILITY
226

RESPECT FOR OTHERS
82
SINCERITY
92
MODESTY
103
MODERATION
115
FLEXIBILITY
125
LOYALTY
134
INDUSTRIOUSNESS
144
FRIENDSHIP
234
UNDERSTANDING
245
PATRIOTISM
254
APPENDIXES
261
Short descriptions of virtues
267
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About the author (2001)

David Isaacs is in the Department of Education and Immunology and Infectious Diseases at The Children's Hopsital at Westmead, NSW. He is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Sydney, NSW.

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