Parenting with a Story : Real-Life Lessons in Character for Parents and Children to Share

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Parenting with a Story : Real-Life Lessons in Character for Parents and Children to Share

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 260 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780814433577
  • DDC分類 306.874

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Tell a young person what to do - play fair, be yourself, stick to the task at hand - and most will tune you out. But show them how choices and consequences play out in the real world, with real people, and the impact will be far more profound.Parenting with a Story gathers 101 narratives from people around the world and from all walks of life, reflecting unexpected moments of clarity about who they are and how they should treat others. The lessons illuminate the power of character - integrity, curiosity, creativity, grit, kindness, patience, gratitude, and more - to prepare us for anything.Sometimes heart-wrenching, sometimes funny, always compelling, these stories impart wisdom and help steer choices about:Resisting peer pressureRemaining open-mindedBeing humbleMaking courageous decisionsStanding by their wordBouncing back from failureShowing compassionPicking friends wiselyStories help shape who we are and who we aspire to become. Share these, discuss them, and watch your child grow into the adult you'll be proud of.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments                                    ix
Introduction 1 (8)
PART 1 WHO YOU ARE 9 (132)
1 Ambition 11 (9)
2 Open-Mindedness 20 (8)
3 Creativity 28 (5)
4 Curiosity and Learning 33 (10)
5 Courage 43 (12)
6 Integrity 55 (9)
7 Self-Reliance 64 (10)
8 Grit 74 (9)
9 Hard Work and Struggles in Life 83 (10)
10 Self-Confidence 93 (5)
11 Self-Discipline: Money and Delayed 98 (12)
Gratification
12 Health 110(8)
13 Positive Mental Attitude 118(13)
14 Dealing with Loss 131(10)
PART 2 HOW YOU TREAT OTHER PEOPLE 141(98)
15 Kindness 143(14)
16 Patience 157(8)
17 Fairness and Justice 165(7)
18 Humility 172(7)
19 Respect for Others 179(13)
20 Friendship 192(16)
21 Social Intelligence 208(8)
22 Forgiveness and Gratitude 216(10)
23 Appreciation of Beauty 226(5)
24 Getting Started 231(8)
An Invitation 239(2)
Appendix: Story Matrix 241(8)
Additional Reading 249(2)
Notes 251(4)
Index 255