The Vanishing American Adult

The Vanishing American Adult by Ben Sasse

recommended by Bryan

Sasse, an up-and-coming moderate Republican U.S. Senator from Nebraska with a university presidency on his resume and a parent of three, offers his ideas on how to rebuild America’s future potential. He believes the older generation is not passing on the values that will return America to greatness and he offers actions that parents can take to instill the knowledge and habits in their children that will make them successful adults, able to rehabilitate our sagging culture. In my opinion, the target audience for this book is parents of toddlers and early elementary kids, as teaching everything from good work habits to the love of reading works best when begun at infancy. He begins with the importance of teaching our children the difference between ‘needs’ and ‘wants’. Some of his topics include: getting kids out of their age group to spend time with people of all ages; teaching that there is something to the old coaches adage ‘no pain, no gain’ when instilling the value of work; and the importance of reading as a shared cultural experience, rather than television programs as our shared cultural experience. He offers his reasoning for these actions and activities to begin the effort at chapters-end.

Available on Cloud Library.

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