IN THE MAIL: How to Raise an American

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Just received an advance copy of How to Raise an American: 1776 Fun and Easy Tools, Tips, and Activities to Help Your Child Love This Country by Myrna Blyth and Chriss Winston. The Crown Forum book is hitting shelves now, and it looks like not only a good one but one that Murdoc’s family can make use of. Here’s the blurb:

Do you love America? Are you proud to call this country your home? Now, what about your kids? You want them to love America as much as you do, but when popular culture tells them it’s cooler to bash this country than to love it, how can you teach them to be proud and loyal citizens?

As mothers themselves, bestselling author Myrna Blyth and former presidential speechwriter Chriss Winston have struggled with the same dilemma. Shocked by the growing patriotism gap, they set out to create a real-world resource all parents can use to teach their kids about the greatness of America’s past, the promise of its future, and the important role each of us plays in this democracy. How to Raise an American shows you how to make patriotism a priority without it becoming a chore for you or your kids.

With chapters like “Don’t Know Much About History” and “The Media Virus”, what’s not to like? It looks like Crown Forum has another winner.

I’ll have more to say once I’m able to dig into it a bit more. I’ll probably have Mrs. Murdoc give me some feedback, too, as she’s already said she’s looking forward to getting some ideas from it.