Parenting for Character: Five Experts, Five Practices

By David Streight

Four decades of research point to five practices that, when implemented by parents, lead to the development of children who are altruistic and empathic, and who have strong consciences and moral reasoning skills. In this booklet, five of North America’s leading child development researchers and character education trainers explain these practices. This booklet was written with an independent school parent audience specifically in mind.

Contributors include:

Diana Baumrind, Professor of Child Development, Head of Family Socialization Project, University of California, Berkeley.

Marvin W. Berkowitz, Sanford N. McDonnell Professor of Character Education and Director of the McDonnel Leadership Academy in Character Education, University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Thomas Lickona, Professor of Education and Director of the Center for the 4th and 5th Rs (Respect and Responsibility), University of New York, Cortland.

Larry P. Nucci, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley; Professor Emeritus of Educational Psychology and Director of the Center for Studies of Moral Development and Education, University of Illinois, Chicago.

Marilyn Watson, Past Head of the National Teacher Education Project and Program Director, Child Development Project. Author of CSEE's Discipline for Moral Growth (2007).


If ordered online, this text has a minimum shipping fee of $4.50, or 10% of the order total. If you are interested in obtaining CSEE's free shipping special for Parenting for Character, please place your order via telephone at 800.298.4599.

Additional Information

  • Type: Book/Review
  • Published by CSEE
  • Printed in 2008

Ordering Information

  • Non-Member: $6.00
  • Member: $3.00

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User Group

  • Administration
  • Parents
  • Teachers

Age Groups

  • Elementary/Lower School
  • High/Upper School
  • Junior High/Middle School
  • Toddler/Preschool


  • Moral Development and Character Education
  • School Culture

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