Summary: A treasury of time-tested virtues that will be a source of inspiration and moral guidance for today's families. Reclaiming traditional family values has become an urgent theme in the African American community. In this affirming and instructive guide, a leading African-American sociologist and nationally recognized commentator distills the wisdom of past generations into compelling lessons for contemporary families. Drawing on her own family stories from a tradit ...show moreion-rich Mississippi childhood, she brings profound insight to the challenge of raising strong children in ambivalent times. Along with practical recommendations and original activities designed to help all children develop courage, responsibility and self-respect, Dr. Ladner offers abundant reasons to rejoice in renewing family ties. Joyce A. Ladner, PhD (Washington D.C.) is a professor of sociology at Howard University, where she has served as President and Vice President of academic affairs. A fellow at the Brookings Institution and a frequent commentator on current affairs, race, and children, Dr. Ladner has appeared on CBS Evening News, NBC Evening News, CBS Sunday Morning, ABC's Nightline, Macneil-Lehrer News Hour, NPR, Donahue, and other nationally syndicated programs. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 95
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