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ERIC Number: ED001968
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 13
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REARING CHILDREN TO MEET THE CHALLENGE OF CHANGE.
DODSON, DAN W.
PARENTS HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY IN REARING THEIR CHILDREN TO BECOME MATURE, RESPONSIBLE, AND USEFUL CITIZENS. CHILDREN SHOULD SEE AND UNDERSTAND HOW GROUPS BECOME DIFFERENTIATED. PARENTS CAN ALSO HELP CHILDREN BECOME SECURE WITHIN THEIR OWN GROUP, THEREBY LESSENING THE THREAT OF CONTACT WITH PEOPLE OF OTHER GROUPS. MAKING THE CHILDREN LOVED, WANTED, AND HAPPY MEMBERS OF THEIR FAMILIES AND HELPING THEM APPRECIATE THEIR OWN HERITAGES ARE TWO MAJOR WAYS OF DEVELOPING GROUP SECURITY. A THIRD PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY IS TO AID CHILDREN IN GROWTH TOWARD EMOTIONAL MATURITY. GOOD MENTAL HEALTH IS MAINTAINED BY HELPING CHILDREN TO RATIONALIZE THEIR DISAPPOINTMENTS AND FIND SUBSTITUTES FOR UNATTAINABLE DREAMS, BY ENCOURAGING THEM TO TEST THEIR ASPIRATIONS, AND BY TEACHING THEM TO ACCEPT GRACEFULLY DEFEAT. FOURTH, CHILDREN MUST BE TAUGHT TO MAKE DECISIONS AND TO ACCEPT THE MORAL OBLIGATIONS OF THEIR CHOICES. FINALLY, PARENTS CAN WORK WITH NEIGHBORS TO CREATE A COMMUNITY CONDUCIVE TO GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF ALL GROUPS WITHOUT SACRIFICING CHARACTERISTIC DIFFERENCES.
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Authoring Institution: National Conference of Christians and Jews, New York, NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York)