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ERIC Number: ED001977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1959
Pages: 32
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SHALL CHILDREN, TOO, BE FREE.
LANE, HOWARD A.
DEFECTS IN THE FUNCTIONING OF THE PERSONALITY CAN DEVELOP IN CHILDREN. TO KEEP HIS SPIRIT NOURISHED, THE CHILD NEEDS AFFECTION, FRIENDSHIP, FREEDOM, FAITH, AND CHALLENGE FROM HIS PARENTS. SELF-RESPECT IS ANOTHER QUALITY WHICH SHOULD BE DEVELOPED IN CHILDREN AS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THEIR GOOD MENTAL HEALTH. PROVIDING WORK EXPERIENCES AROUND THE HOUSE IS ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO MAKE THE CHILD FEEL LIKE A USEFUL MEMBER OF THE FAMILY. ALSO THE CHILD NEEDS TO GET OUTSIDE OF THE HOME AND ENGAGE IN FUN-FILLED, ZESTFUL EXPERIENCES THAT HELP BUILD SOUND PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING. IN PROVIDING SUCH OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, PARENTS WILL CONTRIBUTE MUCH MORE TO THEIR CHILD'S GROWTH THAN BY OFFERING THE SYNTHETIC FUN OF TV, MOVIES, COMIC BOOKS, OR SPECTATOR SPORTS. IN ORDER TO TEACH THEIR CHILDREN AND TO HELP THEMSELVES, PARENTS NEED TO ACQUIRE THREE QUALITIES OF PERSONALITY. FIRST, ADULTS NEED TO BECOME MORE ALTRUISTIC THROUGH A DESIRE TO UNDERSTAND HOW OTHER PEOPLE FEEL AND TO SENSE HOW THEY ARE GETTING ALONG. THE SECOND GOAL IS FOR PARENTS TO BECOME MORE MORAL. A MATURE MORALITY IS CHARACTERIZED BY AN ACTIVE SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WELL-BEING AND GOOD-FEELING OF OTHERS AS WELL AS FOR ONESELF. FINALLY, CITIZENS SHOULD STRIVE TO BE MORE INTELLIGENT IN THE SENSE THAT THEY ARE ABLE TO CONCEIVE PURPOSES, TO PLAN WORK TOWARD ATTAINING PURPOSES, AND TO FORESEE POSSIBLE OUTCOMES OF ENDEAVOR.
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Authoring Institution: B'nai B'rith, New York, NY. Anti-Defamation League.
Identifiers: California (San Francisco)