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American Agenda (Religion: Raising Children) #167470

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 11, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(No location given: Peggy Wehmeyer) The controversial parenting program called Growing Kids God's Way that is sweeping through America's churches featured; scenes shown of a mother, Lesley Mayer, working to develop her children's moral character by having them follow an orderly schedule. [MAYER - says the parent is in control.] [Program founder minister Gary EZZO - opposes permissive parenting; says his book is based on biblical principles.] [PARENT - back God's Way.] [Pediatrician/evangelical Christian Dr. William SEARS - calls this program dangerous because it undermines the trust between mother and baby.]

Jennings, Peter;
Wehmeyer, Peggy

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