Parenting the Next Generation: A Journey of Life, Love and Learning

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“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes”. - Martin Proust

This book is a fresh look at our current child rearing. The viewpoint is through the eyes of a baby boomer child, parent and teacher of 16- to 18-year-old Behavioural Studies students over the last 30 years. Together the author and her students engage in discussion about the changes over time and tackle the issues students raised in class. As these future parents of our society undertake this journey, the anecdotal evidence woven throughout the book enables the reader to look candidly at how we have come to the present and how we need to support this next generation in their parenting role. The mistakes of the past can be rectified.

About the author: Marg Cruickshank (nee Margaret Walter) was born, raised and educated in the Huon Valley before attending Hobart Matriculation College and graduating at Uni of Tas with B.A and Dip.Ed after taking up a studentship. She began her teaching career at Launceston Matriculation College and taught Social Psychology and English from beginning of 1976 – end of 1981.