In this book, David Isaacs, an educationalist and parent, offers ideas and suggestions on how parents and teachers can help children's all-round development. The emphasis is on character building, approached from the viewpoint of moral habits: Professor Isaacs takes twenty four virtues and discusses how the child — at different ages — can be encouraged to be obedient, industrious, sincere, prudent, generous, optimistic, sociable and so on. There is no book on child development quite like this. David Isaacs studied at Tonbridge School and Selwyn College, Cambridge. He holds a Ph.D from the University of Navarre where he is now director of the School of Education. He has published ten books and has acted as advisor to schools in the USA, Ireland, Italy and other countries. He is married and has seven children.