The author provides a framework for guidance and discipline for young parents with children under 12. Anyone interested in cooping with the forces of consumerism has to begin well before the onset of puberty. This short book, originally published as a Scepter booklet in 1988 and frequently reprinted, helps parents strategize for: – forming character and respecting freedom. – learning the seven strengths of character. – detecting the danger signals for character weaknesses that lie in the home itself.