A lifelong peacemaker, Johann Christoph Arnold embodies Gandhi’s famed dictum, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” Born in 1940 to war resisters driven out of Nazi Germany, his parents fled Europe when he was a baby and settled in Paraguay. His childhood of poverty gave him a special sensitivity for the down-trodden. At fourteen, Arnold moved to New York, where he has lived ever since. In the 1960s, his interest in the Civil Rights Movement led him to go South, where he met and marched with Martin Luther King Jr. The ensuing friendship was to impact him for life.

Today, Christoph and his wife Verena are the parents of eight children and have forty one grandchildren; he is also a popular speaker on behalf of children. A best-selling author, Arnold’s sound advice has helped his books sell over 350,000 copies. An outspoken social critic, he has addressed gatherings from Sydney to London to Berlin, and visited hotspots around the globe. Locally, his work has taken him into hospitals, nursing homes, juvenile detention centers and prisons. In 2007 he was appointed chaplain of the Ulster County Sheriff’s Department.

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There’s hope for childhood. Despite a perfect storm of hostile forces that are robbing children of a healthy childhood, courageous parents and teachers who know what’s best for children are turning the tide.

Johann Christoph Arnold, whose books on education, parenting, and relationships have helped more than a million readers through life’s challenges, draws on the stories and voices of parents and educators on the ground, and a wealth of personal experience. He surveys the drastic changes in the lives of children, but also the groundswell of grassroots advocacy and action that he believes will lead to the triumph of common sense and time-tested wisdom.

Their Name Is Today takes on technology, standardized testing, overstimulation, academic pressure, marketing to children, over-diagnosis and much more, calling on everyone who loves children to combat these threats to childhood and find creative ways to help children flourish. Every parent, teacher, and childcare provider has the power to make a difference, by giving children time to play, access to nature, and personal attention, and most of all, by defending their right to remain children.

"Beautiful…It is Arnold’s reverence for children that I love."

Jonathan Kozol - author

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Why Forgive? 

By Johann Christoph Arnold

218 Pages

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New Book!  Request your complimentary copy today!

There’s hope for childhood. Despite a perfect storm of hostile forces that are robbing children of a healthy childhood, courageous parents and teachers who know what’s best for children are turning the tide.

Johann Christoph Arnold, whose books on education, parenting, and relationships have helped more than a million readers through life’s challenges, draws on the stories and voices of parents and educators on the ground, and a wealth of personal experience. He surveys the drastic changes in the lives of children, but also the groundswell of grassroots advocacy and action that he believes will lead to the triumph of common sense and time-tested wisdom.

Their Name Is Today takes on technology, standardized testing, overstimulation, academic pressure, marketing to children, over-diagnosis and much more, calling on everyone who loves children to combat these threats to childhood and find creative ways to help children flourish. Every parent, teacher, and childcare provider has the power to make a difference, by giving children time to play, access to nature, and personal attention, and most of all, by defending their right to remain children.

"Beautiful…It is Arnold’s reverence for children that I love."

Jonathan Kozol - author

whyforgiveEN

Why Forgive? 

By Johann Christoph Arnold

218 Pages

Request complimentary copy today!