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Parenting Beyond Belief, 2nd Edition by Dale McGowan

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Humility, Empathy, Courage, Honesty, Openness,Generosity, and Gratitude

DALE McGOWAN

The idea of virtue is a noble one: Identify those qualities that make for an admirable person; then work hard to attain them and encourage others to do the same. Identifying virtues and building a collective desire to achieve them can go a long way toward making a better world. And it’s a good idea for parents of any stripe to have a solid idea of the qualities they want to encourage in their children.

The trick, of course, is naming the right virtues. The early Christian church named seven (faith, hope, charity, courage, justice, temperance, and wisdom), placing them in opposition to seven deadly sins (pride, avarice, lust, anger, gluttony, ...

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