Local author Rushworth Kidder will talk about his new book, “Good Kids, Tough Choices: How Parents Can Help Their Children Do the Right Thing,” Saturday, June 18 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Owl & Turtle Bookshop, 32 Washington St. in the Knox Mill complex.

“Parents long to raise good kids — kids who live by sound guidelines, arrive at wise decisions, and have the courage of their convictions,” writes Kidder. Yet sound parenting in today’s world can be a daunting task. Many parents are uncertain how to guide their children through ethical dilemmas without coming off as preachy or old-fashioned. Often, they end up saying nothing. “Good Kids, Tough Choices” explores how parents can overcome these obstacles and effectively support and lead their children from early years to late teens.

Based on four years of extensive research and on-the-ground interviews with parents about their real-life ethical dilemmas, “Good Kids” provides clear, easy-to-follow guidelines for parents to navigate the sticky issues that their kids confront in the 21st century.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.