TEACHING MORAL AND SPIRITUAL VALUES by

TEACHING MORAL AND SPIRITUAL VALUES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Two outstanding figures in the educational world have brought their long experience to the presentation of their conclusions and directives in an area only too often by-passed. Parents shift the responsibility of teaching moral and spiritual values to the schools; teachers shift the blame back on to the parents. This book faces squarely up to parental responsibility where this reader feels it belongs. For unless parents give thoughtful understanding and guidance and show fidelity to the principles they teach in their own practice, few young children will develop proper values wholly outside the home environment. If one demands a psychological treatise on a scientific plane, this book is not for him. Rather it is a book for the average parent, who wants to establish a sense of responsibility, an understanding of the basic tenets of honesty and courage and truthfulness, an appreciation of true generosity, a recognition of patience as a dynamic and vigorous spiritual quality, and an understanding of humility in building harmonious relations with others. The approach is a simple one, which any parent of small children can apply to his need, challenge to the expression of love and the joy of the spirit in his relations with his child. Moral and spiritual values are essential foundations for useful living in this troubled world. This is not a book to dismiss with carping criticism and sneering, but to accept for its excellent performance in a too often neglected area of parental responsibility.

Pub Date: May 31st, 1962
Publisher: John Day