The Moral Child
Nurturing Children's Natural Moral Growth
By (author) William Damon
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Moral Child by William Damon
Book DescriptionAlarming experiences with irresponsible, dishonest and violent children and teenagers are troubling parents, educators and concerned citizens, who wonder what has gone wrong and what can be done. This book offers an overview of the evolution and nurturance of children's moral understanding and behaviour from infancy through adolescence, at home and in school. Drawing on decades of research, the author demonstrates how morality emerges naturally in the context of children's everyday social interaction as they form caring attachments and judgments about fairness. Emphasizing "respectful engagement" between adult and child, he stresses the effectiveness of authoritative - not authoritarian - parenting and school programmes that encourage children to reason autonomously about everyday ethical dilemmas.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780029069332
(234mm x 155mm x 10mm)
Imprint: The Free Press
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1990
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author William Damon
Power of Ideals, Hardback (May 2015)
The Power of Ideals examines the lives and work of six 20th century moral leaders who pursued moral causes ranging from world peace to social justice and human rights, and uses these six cases to show how people can make choices guided by their moral ideals rather than by base emotion or social pressures.
Path to Purpose, Paperback (June 2009)
Drawing on a major groundbreaking study, one of the world's leading specialists on adolescence reveals that more young adults than ever are at risk of failing to launch successfully into adulthood. Damon shows parents and educators how to guide kids to find a life-fulfilling sense of purpose.
Child and Adolescent Development, Hardback (April 2008)
This advanced text for psychology, human development, and education drawn from the authoritative four-volume Handbook of Child Psychology provides students state of the art overviews of the discipline in an accessible, affordable format.
Taking Philanthropy Seriously, Paperback (November 2006)» View all books by William Damon
Many acts of charitable giving fail in their stated goals and some are actually harmful. This work explains why this state of affairs exists. It outlines solutions, ranging from those that equip philanthropists to do good work to those that build a domain of philanthropic knowledge, ethical codes, and best practices.
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