Do you love America?
Do you stand with your hand over your heart when the national anthem is played? Do your eyes well up when you see Old Glory flying over our nation’s capitol? Are you proud to call this country your home? Now what about your kids? You want them to love America as much as you do, but when popular culture tells them it’s cooler to hate this country than to love it, how can you teach them to be responsible and loyal citizens?
As mothers, we---editor and author Myrna Blyth and former presidential speechwriter Chriss Winston--- have struggled with the same dilemma. Shocked by the growing patriotism gap, we set out to create a real-world resource any parent can use to teach their kids about the greatness of America’s past, the promise of her future, and the important role each of us plays in this democracy. Without becoming a project for you or a chore for your kids, our book How to Raise an American shows you how to make patriotism a priority. This practical guide along with this Web site offers tips, games, activities, quizzes, and information you can use to integrate patriotism into your family’s daily life.
Read How to Raise an American, visit this Web site for updates, news and ways to share your own ideas.
Together we can raise kids who will be proud to say “I am an American!”