As the digital generation grows up, they do so with access to endless information online and the debates about how to handle some of the world’s biggest ethical issues – such as climate change – raging around them. The challenge of raising ethical and kind children is not a new one, but each generation of parents faces new and evolving topics to discuss.
Michael Parker, a law graduate and executive teacher at Cranbook School, has tackled these challenges in his recently-released book Ethics: 101 conversations to have with your kids. The book is designed to guide parents through the key questions and conversations 10- to 15-year-olds will be interested in.
The chapters cover topics such as torture, climate change, guilt and criminality, the ethics of secrets, caging animals and how to decide what to do in life.
Even if you occasionally disagree with how Parker recommends handling the conversations, the book gives you approaches and frameworks to think about how best to tackle these topics with your kids. It’s also offers fascinating insight into the kind of questions you can expect your child to ask, or be thinking and worrying about in their early teen years.
You can find out more about the book here.
You can buy the book here.