Parent Trek: Nurturing Creativity and Care in Children

by Jeanne Zimmerly Jantzi. Herald Press, 2001.
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In today’s fast-paced, consumer society, raising children who are generous, thoughtful, creative and joyful is neither simple nor easy. Parent Trek offers wisdom and practical guidance for parents and all who care about raising spiritually healthy children. Author/editor Jeanne Zimmerly Jantzi and a team of writers use common elements of life with children as frameworks for reflection and action. The authors are all related to the Mennonite Central Committee, an international relief and development agency, and their contributions reflect the depth of experience and perspective they bring to their reflections. Through the everyday lenses of shopping, school, decision-making, traditions, relationships, self-esteem, faith, celebration and more, each chapter includes a meditation, a brief essay with discussion questions, and action suggestions. Appendices offer Table Graces, many set to music, and additional resources for children and parents. Parent Trek is arranged in a readily accessible format. While parents are the primary audience, this book would also work for small group study.