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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Just finished reading Above All, Be Kind: Raising a Humane Child in Challenging Times. Definitely an interesting read and a worthwhile read. She gives lots of scenarios and how parents dealt with them ... Read full review

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In a world replete with negative peer and media influences, teaching a child to be generous, honest, and kind may seem impossible. As cofounder and president of the International Institute for Humane ... Read full review

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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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