3 Great Books for Parents & Grandparents to Read
Are you a parent or grandparent looking for a new book to enjoy? Well, look no further. Take a look at these three titles sure to entertain, inform, and invite conversation at your next weekly book club.*
HOW CHILDREN SUCCEED by Paul Tough
Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character
The story we usually tell about childhood and success is one about intelligence. Success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs. However, New York Times contributor, Paul Tough, argues that the qualities that matter most have more to do with character: skills like perseverance, curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism, and self-control. Get it here!
ALL JOY AND NO FUN by Jennifer Senior
The Paradox of Modern Parenthood
Award-winning New York Magazine journalist Jennifer Senior tries to tackle this question, isolating and analyzing the many ways in which children reshape their parents’ lives, whether it’s their marriages, jobs, habits, hobbies, friendships, or internal senses of self. She argues that changes in the last half-century have radically altered the roles of today’s mothers and fathers, making their mandates more complex and far less clear. Get it here!
GOOD KIDS, TOUGH CHOICES by Rushworth M. Kidder
How Parents Can Help Their Children Do the Right Thing
Parents are beginning to realize that deficiencies in ethics and character are becoming a big problem among our nation’s children. Kidder, founder of the Institute for Global Ethics, encourages parents not to give up, since what they do can always make a difference, regardless of how long or deep the bad habits of dishonesty may be.
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*Portions reprinted from: The Center News Magazine, pg 4, 2014.