Child Honoring: How to Turn this World Around

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Raffi, Sharna Olfman
Praeger Publishers, Jan 1, 2006 - Psychology - 291 pages
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Sharna Olfman joins Raffi Cavoukian to introduce his original philosophy, Child Honoring-a compassionate revolution in values, a children-first approach to global restoration. This remarkable anthology outlines the unprecedented threats to life at this defining moment in history, and offers a novel and systemic remedy for societal transformation based on honoring our youngest and "most valuable players." Contributors from across many disciplines include renowned child development author Penelope Leach, Nobel Prize nominee Lloyd Axworthy, celebrated cultural historian Riane Eisler, bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver, and ecological economist Ron Colman. Child Honoring is a corrective lens that, once we look through it, allows us to question everything from the way we measure economic progress to our stewardship of the planet; from our physical treatment of children to the corporate impact on their minds and bodies; from factory schooling to rampant consumerism. It offers a proactive developmental approach to creating healthy and sustainable societies. As a creed that crosses all faiths and cultures, Child Honoring is a unifying idea: a central organizing principle for a culture of peace. This book will inspire thought-and provoke action-by all who read it.

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SHARNA OLFMAN is Series Editor for Praeger's Childhood in America series. She is a Clinical Psychologist and Associate Professor of Developmental Psychology at Point Park University, where she is also Founding Director of the annual Childhood and Society Symposium. Olfman's many scholarly memberships include those with the American Psychological Association, the Council of Human Development, the Waldorf Alliance for Childhood and the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Her prior Praeger books include All Work and No Play: How Educational Reforms are Harming our Preschoolers and No Child Left Different.

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