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Is It Still Cheating If I Don't Get Caught?

by Bruce Weinstein, illustrated by Harriet Russell

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My teacher gave me an A... by mistake. What do I do? Teens face tough choices like this one every day. Help's arrived! Whether it's about the use of the internet (downloading music? copying homework papers?) or sports (steroids?), friendship, family, school, or affairs of the heart, kids often find themselves asking: What's the right thing to do? With five simple and clear ethical principles as a foundation, and plenty of out-of-real-life dilemmas as examples, Dr. Bruce Weinstein offers answers and an approach to things that teens will find useful, reliable, and commonsensical.

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Is It Still Cheating If I Don't Get Caught?
Life Is Like Whac-A-MoleHave you ever played Whac-A-Mole? The object of the game is simple: Take a rubber mallet and strike a mechanical mole as it pops up through one of many holes on the board. As soon as you hit one mole over the head and it retreats back into its hole, another one pops up. You hit that mole on the head, watch it retreat, and then prepare to smack a third one that will emerge from yet another hole. The object is to hit as many moles as you can in the time allotted. You win if you can hit all the moles before the bell rings. But
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“Every family needs a copy of Is It Still Cheating If I Don’t Get Caught? by Bruce Weinstein, Ph.D.”—Family Circle

“This appealing guide speaks to the ethical dilemmas that all young people experience in their daily lives, and it should prompt considerable conversation and reflection.” —Kirkus Reviews

“… Readers will identify with many of the issues raised.” —Publishers Weekly

“The approachable tone of the book and the realistic scenarios make this a good choice for those teens who need some advice about how to deal with all that they face in their daily lives.” —School Library Journal

“The author, also known in Web circles as “The Ethics Guy,” is a well-known motivational speaker and syndicated columnist who has published other self-help books on life skills and cooking. It is highly readable, practical, economical, and sensible—perfect for all nonfiction collections.” —VOYA

“Drawing examples from teen life, the nationally syndicated columnist offers specific questions, sample responses, and explanations of the ethical responses using his principles . . . . Readers looking for a game plan for their lives will be well served by this clearly articulated approach.” —Booklist

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • by Bruce Weinstein, illustrated by Harriet Russell

  • BRUCE WEINSTEIN, Ph.D., is the professional ethicist known as The Ethics Guy®. He writes the ethics column for BusinessWeek.com and lectures frequently to schools, businesses, and non-profit organizations. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
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