Holding the Line

Child-Rearing in a World of Excess

Protecting children from clear dangers such as pornography, values-free sex education, and innocence-shattering television shows means taking specific, pro-active measures. But there are other, more insidious risks that come from living in a culture of consumerism and excess. They require a different kind of vigilance.

Bill Doherty is the director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at the University of Minnesota and the author of several books, including Take Back Your Kids: Confident Parenting in Turbulent Times and Soul Searching: Why Psychotherapy Must Promote Moral Responsibility. He's given talks called "Parenting Wisely in a Too Much of Everything World,"...

 

is the author of the newly-released book, Don’t Let the Culture Raise Your Kids, published by Our Sunday Visitor.  She has been covering family issues for twenty-five years, as a producer for CBS News, a contributor to National Catholic Register, and a Senior Editor for Salvo magazine.  She has written for FoxNews.com, First Things, WORLD magazine, and Touchstone.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #31, Winter 2014 Copyright © 2020 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo31/holding-the-line

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