Raising Courageous Kids: Eight Steps to Practical Heroism

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Ave Maria Press, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 251 pages
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Our children's lives are filled with countless opportunities, both big and small, to make a difference in the world. And sooner or later, they will face adversity when we cannot be there to help them. Perhaps there will be a bully to deal with at school, an offer of drugs, or a life-threatening accident, attack, or illness. But eventually, in some way, life will demand that our children face fear, make choices, and take action. In this groundbreaking guide for parents, Charles Smith shows how to nurture the virtue of everyday courage in children. He explains how courage develops in eight stages from birth to early adolescence. And he provides solid information and practical ideas to help nurture courage at every one of those stages.

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After 9/11, stories of"everyday heroes" abounded. With that in mind, Smith, who teaches at Kansas State University's School of Family Studies and Human Services, compiled this collection of anecdotes ... Read full review


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CHARLES A. SMITH is Professor of Human Development in the School of Family Studies and Human Services at Kansas State University. He is the author of several books and has been chair of the Parenting Subcommittee of the Interagency Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect, and president of the Kansas Governor's Commission on Education for Parenthood.

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