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About the book:
Despite a perfect storm of hostile forces that threaten to deny children a happy, healthy childhood, courageous parents and teachers can turn the tide. Yes, we can reclaim childhood, says Johann Christoph Arnold, whose books have helped more than a million readers throughout the challenges of education and family life. In Their Name is Today, he highlights drastic changes in the way our society treats children. But he also brings together the voices of dedicated parents and educators who are finding creative ways to give children the time and space they need to grow. Cutting through the noise of conflicting opinions, Arnold takes us to the heart of education and parenting by defending every child's right to the joy and wonder of childhood.
When I started reading Their Name is Today, I sat down with a highlighter so I could highlight the points I liked or wanted to remember. Before I was halfway done with the first chapter, I'd abandoned the highlighter in lieu of turning down the top corner of the pages I thought contained valuable information because I was highlighting so much. By the beginning of the second chapter, I'd given that up as well because just about every page had a corner folded down.
The thought that kept going through my head was, "Every person who comes in contact with children NEEDS to read this book." That includes parents, grandparents, teachers, daycare providers, Sunday School teachers, etc. The US Department of Education especially needs to read this because the public school system could use a pretty big overhaul as the current system is damaging to so many children. Believe me when I say that I will definitely be passing this book around to my friends and family and encouraging them to buy their own copies to keep.
Arnold emphasizes the blessings that children are and how much responsibility we, as adults, have towards them. Our society sees children as a burden that is to be pushed off on someone else to deal with. We've forgotten that children are actually adults-in-training and without the care and love they desperately need, they will not grow up to be the kind of adults this world needs to keep going. Their Name is Today reminds the reader of the importance of children and pinpoints many of the issues facing children and the adults raising them today. But it doesn't stop there like so many articles I've read. It continues with solutions and ideas that each parent, each teacher, each caregiver can utilize to help one more child have the childhood they deserve.
Do you have children? Babysit? Teach? Come in contact with children at all? Then you are going to want to read this book! Win your own copy by entering on the Rafflecopter widget below.
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