Sunday, May 24, 2009

Building Moral Intelligence: the seven essential virtues that teach kids to do the right thing

This parenting book is by Michele Borba. It's a part of the La Leche League library, so I thought I'd check it out. But sadly, it's one of those dumb Scare Tactics books! Ugh.

It was like...

"Kids need to have more (fill in the blank virtue).

>horrific story about some kids who died because some other kids didn't have (virtue).<

Teach your kids (virtue) by telling stories about (virtue) around the dinner table every night!"

It just did NOT work for me. I don't agree with their general advice about how to teach your kids empathy, or whatever, a lot of the time either, but the clincher for me was those stupid fear-mongering death stories.


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