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- Listening Length: 3 hours and 5 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Publisher: Phoenix Books
- Audible.com Release Date: December 16, 1999
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0000545M1
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Values: Lighting the Candle of Excellence, A Practical Guide for the Family Audiobook
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Marva Collins and Civia Tamarkin, I was naturally excited to
find something else authored by this inspirational woman . . . in case you're not familiar with the name, she started her own
school in Chicago and made a difference in the lives of her
Her VALUES: LIGHTING THE CANDLE OF EXCELLENCE,
A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR THE FAMILY certainly did not
disappoint . . . it is a short but powerful collection of
essays about how all of us--not just teachers--can help to
raise good kids . . . get this valuable handbook if you're
a parent or grandparent, educator, or just plain interested
in helping children succeed in life.
Among the many memorable passages:
Think how many times a child will draw a picture and the
parent will say, "What is it?" The very words, "What is it?"
already say to your child, "Your picture is not very good
because I did not know what it was." Say instead, "What
a wonderful picture! Tell me about it."
How often do we begin to reprimand with the word Don't.
"Don't do this; don't do that." Try instead, "I think you are
making the wrong choice, bright one. Can you think of
a better choice?"
"Everybody hates me" is another statement used frequently
by the child who has learned to become a "victim." To this
question you might respond, "Everybody means everyone
in the whole world. This means people in China, Africa,
Switzerland, and places you have never visited, so how
could these people hate you?" Encourage your child to
conclude that not "everybody" hates him or her. Then say,
"Let's talk about the people you think hate you right now.
Can you think of anything that you may have done to
make you feel that these people hate you?"
in a working class area school. And question? Is Ms . Collins still with us. I would like to meet her before St. Peter allows us through the Gates.