BeNeca Ward highlights the practices that were once used to set the American standards on raising children to be kind, respectful and responsible adults. Shedding light on the timely topic of how to instill great values into today’s children, this book focuses on GETTING BACK TO THE BASICS OF PARENTING utilizing the lessons that were used for at least three generations but for many reasons are no longer being taught. Subtle and informative, this book infuses humor and wit as readers reflect upon their own experiences and are tuned into the experiences of others. It also spotlights how much was once taught through the simplest lessons. With chapters like, “Hold My Hand”, “The Patience of a Pomegranate”, “The Makings of a Man” and Family Ties” readers are in for a memorable illuminating experience. As Ward states, it is never too late to mold America’s children into kind, respectful and responsible adults.
Excerpts: “Growing up, we became very familiar with the words structure and discipline. They were blended into the cement that was laid on the foundation of our lives, which ultimately held all our values together.”
“As children, we were not given the most but taught to appreciate the least.”
“I learned how to accept the fact that everyone will not think that I am the most beautiful person; but just as I found beauty within myself, someone else would find beauty in me as well.”
“Being neighborly” was . . . a bit like mandatory community service.”
“Bedtime was a regular vocabulary word in our household.”
“A man’s name was ultimately viewed as the mirror image of his legacy. It was looked at as something similar to a “bowl of life.” Everything that he did during his lifetime was put inside of his name.”
NAACP Image Award Nominated Author BeNeca Ward has gained much notice for her outstanding literary work on the book "3rd Generation Country." As a television executive and producer, BeNeca has maintained a career in the Entertainment Industry for almost 20 years and has worked very hard to oversee many projects from start to finish. However, none have meant more to her than her efforts spent in leading the 3rd Generation Country MOVEMENT across the nation. Her company Moments of Focus LLC was created to develop and produce a wide variety of projects that will encourage people to stop and take a MOMENT TO FOCUS. BeNeca has been featured on "The Tavis Smiley Radio Show," Disney Radio, ESPN Radio and other programs. She is now working to develop an extensive range of projects including television programs, a children�s book series, books for teenagers and much more�