If we could give our children just one gift, what would it be? How can parents best fulfill their greatest stewardship? In Teaching Children Joy, Richard and Linda Eyre answer these questions in one word: JOY, "the gift that everyone wants for himself, and that everyone wants to give to those he truly loves." All children have an inherent ability to radiate many kinds of joy, the authors write, but there are other joys that can be taught. Some joys are innate and need to be preserved in children: the joys of faith and receptivity to the Spirit, spontaneous delight, interest and curiosity, trust, honesty, and candor. Other joys, the authors believe, can be taught, such as obedience, gratitude, appreciating nature, creativity, individual confidence and uniqueness, sharing, and service. Teaching Children Joy is a guide for parents of young children who want to nourish and strengthen those joys children are born with, but who want to teach their children a multitude of other joys that will enhance and enlighten their lives through childhood and into adulthood. Joyous children will become joyous parents, building a chain reaction and giving a gift that becomes eternal.