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Parenting for Character: Equipping Your Child for Life

by Andrew Mullins

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Format: Paperback

Item #/ISBN: 9781594173783
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Character is very much the sum total of our good habits - habits such as compassion, honesty, optimism, generosity and loyalty.

Parenting for Character is a practical manual to help parents develop in their children qualities necessary for a happy and fulfilling adult life. These include sound judgement, responsibility, self-control, integrity, perseverance, courage and resilience.

In this book, Andrew Mullins, Headmaster of Redfield College, Sydney, argues that parents need to help build character: it does not just evolve. He explores how to encourage young people to think independently and make choices that are good for themselves and others. In his experience, young people are damaged by too readily accepting their peer group's values or messages from the media. They are able to take control of their lives once they acquire well-developed habits of thinking, decision-making and acting. The advice for parents in Parenting for Character is clear and simple: lead by example, ensure that good habits are encouraged repeatedly, nurture the spiritual dimension in your life, and show love and affection to your partner and children.

The book draws on parenting principles from classical times to the present and offers advice from many sources including Plato, Aristotle, Plutarch, Confucius, Cicero, Goethe, Winston Churchill and John Paul II.

About the Author

Dr. Andy Mullins works with parents and university students in Melbourne and teaches Formation of Character at the University of Notre Dame in Sydney. For many years, he was headmaster of Redfield and Wollemi Colleges in Sydney. His doctorate investigated the neurobiology of character and he has written and presented widely on parenting and character development. He is the author of Parenting for Character.

SKU/ISBN 9781594173783
Product Number 73783
Format Paperback

Testimonials for Parenting for Character: Equipping Your Child for Life

This book is essential reading for any parent who wishes to develop good character in their children. Andrew Mullins offers direction and encouragement to parents who want their children to be socially responsible and morally strong. In an engaging way, Parenting for Character offers practical advice on how to raise children of quality.',

— Dr. Tim Hawkes
Headmaster, The King's School, and author of Boy Oh Boy