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|Empower Kids by Giving Them ‘Keys to Peace’|
|News Releases - General Info|
|Written by Ginny Grimsley|
|Tuesday, 17 April 2012 13:49|
Well-Meaning Parents Often Fail to Teach Vital Values, Author Says
Parents and educators are always trying to spark student participation whether it’s in the classroom, in the local community, or throughout the world.
When middle-school students at Allison Academy in North Miami Beach were asked what they could do to improve their country, they focused on what they understood – bullying, violence and racism.
Those problems are all rooted in the same issues, says Rachel Albert, author of “Quest to Telos,” (www.QuestToTelos.com), a young adult novel where fantasy meets reality and even world peace is possible.
“They stem from a lack of personal integrity and absence of social responsibility,” she says.
Throwing money at social problems like racism or violence doesn’t resolve them, Albert says. But children can.
“The energy from kids’ excitement can make a real difference and we need their energy focused right here at home,” says the mother of four. “They see problems; it’s up to us to give them the tools to address them.”
The following tips can help parents teach their children personal integrity and social responsibility, giving them the keys to world peace.
Once we tackle the issues plaguing America, then as a model nation, we will be ready to tackle world peace, Albert says. Kids are hungry to form an identity and make their mark on the world. It’s easier to try to bring peace to another country, but that never works. We need to start at home.
About Rachel Albert
Rachel Albert is a certified court reporter and business owner. “Quest to Telos” is her debut novel; it’s being used by a private school to develop an inspirational, critical-thinking curriculum for middle-school students ready by the summer. Albert is currently working on a sequel. She is a staunch advocate of boosting teen literacy while inspiring kids to make a difference starting with their own hearts.
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