How do we encourage kids to talk with us about even the trickiest issues? To know what to do when the going gets tough?
Talking about the stuff that matters with your kids is not easy, but communication is the best tool we have for life and love. This book will guide you through 40 conversations using the structure of a family trip. It'll be meaningful fun. Whether you're a parent or grandparent, teacher or youth leader, running a kid's club, or just care about kids and the world they're growing up in... this book will provide you with rich resources. In a world dominated by consumerism and tech-gadgets, we need to be aware and intentional to help kids navigate their way to compassion and contentment, driven by values and purpose.
When you start having the conversations in this book, your kids will start changing their world!
Inside, you'll discover:
- Stories, tips and research to inform the conversations
- Relationship skills to build empathy (like listening and conflict resolution)
- How to combat the influences of our culture (like consumerism and tech devices)
- How to grow resilience, self-confidence, values, character and purpose
- How our kids can play a part in solving problems, rather than being brought down by them
- Thoughts from other parents
- Advice from caring young adults about what worked for them!
It is a treasure trove of insight, information and inspiration; with excellent questions and ideas for deepening the conversations in families, helping them to become rich places for the exploration of deep values and character formation. Every parent needs it in hand. - Tim Costello AO, Former CEO and Chief Advocate, World Vision Australia
Wise, warm, imaginative and intensely practical ... Raising Kids Who Care is like a blueprint for building strong families and caring communities. Highly recommended for anyone who cares about the future of our children and our society. - Hugh Mackay AO, Psychologist, social researcher and bestselling author
Our world and most importantly our children are being bombarded in every aspect of their life. As parents and carers an enabling environment to create kids who care has never been harder or more important. Susy Lee's Raising Kids Who Care provides a formulaic, data driven approach supported by a workbook for all readers including the kids! Read it and then practice so you and your clan can enable the difference we all yearn for - generational improvement. - Karen James, CEO Business for Development, Author and Advocate for Women
Not content to let Instagram and Netflix raise our children, Susy Lee has written a brilliant guidebook that helps kids to put down their screens and dive into deep family conversations about critical social issues. If you want your family to care more about others, social justice, the planet, and culture in general, use this book! It's fun, practical, inspiring, and it might just change the world! - Michael Frost, Morling College, Sydney