Promises to Peter Author:Charlie Shedd PROMISES TO PETER — Building a Bridge from — Parent to Child — Charlie W. Shedd — QUESTION: What are parents for? ANSWER: Parents are for helping sons and daughters achieve their God-given best. — That is what this book is all about. The "how to" of happy relationships and relaxed communication within the family?between husband and wife, parents and ... more »children.
Out of several promises made to Peter on the day of his birth, Charlie Shedd selects three as all-important:
? The promise of Growing Self-Government. "The more self-government we allow at the right time, the better things will be all the time?better for the children?better for us?better for their future?better for ours."
? The promise of Lessons in How to Love. "It takes a lot of love to make good children" . . . and Charlie Shedd firmly believes that "the greatest thing I can do for my boy is to love his mother well."
? The promise to teach and demonstrate the Dignity of Work. Question: "Who is the most unhappy person on the youth scene today?" Answer: "The full-time non-contributor."
Here are revolutionary ways for parents and children to "do their thing" ?be happy in the doing, and find authenticity as persons in the art of creative family living.
The author . . .
To thousands of teenagers, young adults, parents?yes, and grandparents, Charlie Shedd is a good friend, an understanding listener, and a favorite author. Three of his earlier, bestselling books, The Stork Is Dead, Letters to Karen, and Letters to Philip have received outstanding acclaim by both readers and reviewers.
The Shedds make their home at Jekyll Island, Georgia, where, in addition to writing, Dr. Shedd is busy as a minister and lecturer.