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Growing Compassionate Kids: Helping Kids See Beyond Their Backyard

by Jan Johnson

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Epiphany-OviedoELCA library section 8 K: Life Skills, Building Your Child's Character. This book gives parents and teachers concrete ways to help our children appreciate living with less, and developing empathy for those who do so with no choice. It illustrates ways to help the poor and homeless in your own town and around the world, and stresses missionary work in a third world country as a good way to experience living with less.
It stresses tolerance, and sharping God's love with all people while maintaining respect for the faiths of others. It tells how to broaden your children's world view by mounting a large world map on the dining room wall, and using push pins to mark war-torn areas, or countries where hunger or thirst are prevalent. This is a good book with solid Judeo-Christian ideas for growing compassionate kids. ( )
  Epiphany-OviedoELCA | Aug 31, 2011 |
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Open a new world of possibilities for your kids, where making a difference for others becomes a way of life! Growing Compassionate Kids illustrates practical everyday ways for parents to help children develop empathy and seek justice in the world. As one reviewer says, ""This book is a wonderful antidote to both 'compassion fatigue' and the frustrations of Christian parenting in a selfish society."" Jan Johnson, a well-known author who deals with Christian spirituality, helps moms and dads and grandparents learn to incorporate social outreach and mission into the often-hectic everyday realities of family life. When children see these living examples, they'll grow to be disciples of Christ and learn to consider others above self. ""Teaching kids to care for people is one more way to teach our children to love God,"" writes the author. ""A child growing in empathy is moving from isolation to connection, from self-centeredness to others-awareness, from hostility to hospitality."" Couldn't the world use more people like that? There's no greater legacy we could leave to our kids and to humankind. Questions for reflection plus personal and family devotions are included in each chapter.

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