|About the Book|
BeNeca Ward highlights the practices that were once used to set the American standards on raising children to be kind, respectful and responsible adults. Shedding light on the timely topic of how to instill great values into todays children, thisMoreBeNeca Ward highlights the practices that were once used to set the American standards on raising children to be kind, respectful and responsible adults. Shedding light on the timely topic of how to instill great values into todays children, this book focuses on GETTING BACK TO THE BASICS OF PARENTING utilizing the lessons that were used for at least three generations but for many reasons are no longer being taught. Subtle and informative, this book infuses humor and wit as readers reflect upon their own experiences and are tuned into the experiences of others. It also spotlights how much was once taught through the simplest lessons. With chapters like, Hold My Hand, The Patience of a Pomegranate, The Makings of a Man and Family Ties readers are in for a memorable illuminating experience. As Ward states, it is never too late to mold Americas children into kind, respectful and responsible adults.Excerpts: Growing up, we became very familiar with the words structure and discipline. They were blended into the cement that was laid on the foundation of our lives, which ultimately held all our values together.As children, we were not given the most but taught to appreciate the least.I learned how to accept the fact that everyone will not think that I am the most beautiful person- but just as I found beauty within myself, someone else would fi nd beauty in me as well.Being neighborly was . . . a bit like mandatory community service.Bedtime was a regular vocabulary word in our household.A mans name was ultimately viewed as the mirror image of his legacy. It was looked at as something similar to a bowl of life. Everything that he did during his lifetime was put inside of his name.