Beyond Deserving: Children, Parents, and Responsibility Revisited

Beyond Deserving: Children, Parents, and Responsibility Revisited by Dorothy W. Martyn

Title: Beyond Deserving: Children, Parents, and Responsibility Revisited
Author: Dorothy W. Martyn
ISBN10: 0802844227
ISBN13: 978-0802844224
Publisher: Eerdmans; 1 edition (May 18, 2007)
Language: English
Subcategory: Christian Living
Size PDF: 1686 kb
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Rating: 3.6/5
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Pages: 192 pages
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Beyond Deserving: Children, Parents, and Responsibility Revisited by Dorothy W. Martyn


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Drawing on thirty years of practicing psychotherapy, Dorothy Martyn here gives readers a unique look into a play-therapy room where three children individually present their own journeys over some months. These children, in that setting, provide us with a special lens through which we can better understand what transpires in their minds -- and in ours. Through the children's creative, poetic utterances -- enhanced by the poetry of Emily Dickinson and other literary giants -- Beyond Deserving persuasively argues against the justice idea of reward according to what is deserved and for the superior potency of a beyond-deserving model in cultivating love and creative work in children. Written primarily for parents and other mentors -- teachers, youth leaders, counselors, and so on -- Beyond Deserving draws the subject of child rearing back to its roots in the biblical declaration of unconditional love, love that moves first, without a prior "deserving."