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Right vs. wrong-- : raising a child with a conscience
Stilwell, Barbara M.
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Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2000]

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xiii, 235 pages : portraits ; 24 cm

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Central Library BJ1471 .S69 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Three child-rearing experts offer useful advice for nurturing the conscience in children and adolescents.

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This engaging, positive book speaks about ways to help children become responsible, moral adults. Stilwell and Galvin are child psychiatrists, Kopta, a clinical psychologist. All have worked with children as professionals and parents. They view the adult conscience as the result of a developmental progression beginning in the preschool years and continuing through high school. The moral values advocated in the book are common Western ideals such as being trustworthy, caring, honorable, respectful of authority, and helpful to others and having self-respect. The format mixes discussions of general strategies with short vignettes and specific parental advice. The authors do not discuss or reference the professional literature on children's moral development other than a short list of suggested readings. The value of the work lies in its clear presentation of moral development issues, and its success in presenting a practical approach for those who wish to study or encourage moral development. The authors' style makes the material accessible and interesting, so this book will be useful to undergraduate students studying child psychology as well as to general readers. Recommended to academic libraries serving these audiences. R. Madigan; University of Alaska, Anchorage

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