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"Children don't fail, the adults around them do - and it is up to us to light the candle of excellence within each one we know and love," begins Marva Collins, one of America's foremost educators, in her important work, Values. This practical guide is for those of us who strive to be role models, who want to know the important values, live them, and teach them to our children. In the tradition of recent best sellers by Marion Wright Edelman and Hillary Clinton, Collins provides dozens of games, exercises, poems, and daily proverbs to help encourage in our families values such as kindness, courage, determination, faith, confidence, and responsibility. Taken from her superbly effective teaching and inspirational methods, these techniques are essential if both we and our children are to lead successful and meaningful lives.
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"Marva Collins teaches that all can read, learn, compete, and be successful." (Former First Lady, Rosalynn Carter)

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Most valuable audiobook for any parent

This is an absolute must read for any parent. Marva's style is awe inspiring. Wish I could have heard this audio before my first child went to 1st grade.

I feel blessed and full of gratitude to know that we have someone of such great calibre to take us and our children to the next level of our excellence.

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  • Mark
  • Adelaide, SA, Australia
  • 11-04-08

Brillant

This deeply touching book is built upon wisdom and experience. A must for any family.

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Great resource for parents<br />

Great resource for getting my daughter on the long narrow road to excellence. I loved the easy practical examples and ideas to work on with your children.

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Inspiring for raising children and their values

Positive thinking and leading by examples are the things I took during the listening. Meanwhile, the book is concise and short, and read by the author, the way which enhances my attachment to the author and her ideas.
I came to listen to this book as Harvard Professor Tal highly recommended the author. It deserves the recommendation.
Thank you both, Marva and Tal.

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  • Petach Tiqva, Israel
  • 02-04-12

I forced myself to hear and stoppen in the middle

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The book is composed of isolated subjects and is not developing ideas slowly like I would expect from a parenting book. The lack of overall story got me lost and I quit in the middle.<br/>The English was also bit hard for me.

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  • Adam Khedoori
  • 06-26-17

a must have book for all teachers and parents.

love it!
great inspiration for anyone. parent or teacher or self educator. happy for the wisdom shared