By James B. Stenson
The author provides a framework for guidance and discipline for young parents with children under 12. Anyone interested in cooping with the forces of consumerism has to begin well before the onset of puberty. This short book, originally published as a Scepter booklet in 1988 and frequently reprinted, helps parents strategize for: - forming character and respecting freedom. - learning the seven strengths of character. - detecting the danger signals for character weaknesses that lie in the home itself.
This wisdom of fatherhood is what this book is all about. It explains the main obstacles in today's society that undercut a father's teaching role, and tells men what they could do to overcome them. Then within this framework, James Stenson spells out how successful fathers deal with their children in the more crucial areas: family rules, discipline, schooling, sports, recreation, the media, and ongoing teamwork with one's wife. In short, this book provides the guidance that will help any father to carry out a serious responsibility - that of protector of his family.
About the Author
James B. Stenson is a writer and educational consultant based in Boston. He was co-founder of The Heights School in Washington, DC, and a founder and headmaster of Northridge Preparatory School in suburban Chicago. Using his twenty years of experience with families, he has written Upbringing, Lifeline, Anchor, Compass, Father: The Family Protector and other works for parents. His books have been translated into ten languages. He has lectured to groups throughout the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, Singapore, and other countries. His website, which presents practical advice for parents, is www.parentleadership.com.