Raising children with values of responsibility, respect, compassion, and industry is a goal of most parents. Finding the right tools and examples to achieve this goal is not entirely easy today. This seemingly difficult task may be able to be accomplished by recounting and applying the lessons of relatively simple events in three summers of a young boy’s life. More
Conscientious parents are always searching for ways to teach lessons to their children that will be useful throughout their lives and in the rearing of their own children. This account of a young boy’s adventures for three summers from the 1950’s spent with caring relatives reveals important lessons from seemingly mundane situations that cannot be learned from a book or a classroom. A return to the principles of this simpler time may be just what a modern family needs to insure that their children advance into adulthood with a foundation of timeless and proven character-building traits.
Joseph Badame is a retired architect living in New Jersey. He is spending his remaining years working on projects to honor his late wife who was a master teacher. This book is one of his endeavors to pay tribute to her memory.