'Buddha Heart Parenting' offers the reader deep insights into how to integrate Buddhist philosophy with contemporary psychology to arrive at a method of parenting that is both effective and enables family members to realize their true Buddha nature.
The emphasis is on skills and strategies that combine compassion and wisdom to make all our interactions with our children supportive and joyous.
"Buddha Heart Parenting gives readers the skills and awareness to build connected, joyous relationships with their children."
There are many books about child-rearing, but few which base it firmly on Buddhist principles. Buddhism, in the end, is about cause and effect. If we do something positive it will have a positive effect. It is an optimistic philosophy in which it is possible to achieve complete elimination of all ignorance and therefore of all suffering. We may not be able to do this in one short lifetime, but we can make a start. For this reason, the teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha begin with where we are now. His methods for dealing with life were not just for monastics, but also for the householder, the parent. These teachings and methods are the wisdom wing of Buddhism.
The other wing of the Buddhist bird is that of compassion. What does it mean to be compassionate to a child in a temper tantrum, or wheedling for the latest toy? What does it mean to be compassionate to an 18 month toddler compared with a 6 -ear old in Grade 1? Parents these days are challenged in a way that they have never been challenged before.
**Contents and Sample Pages**
Language & Literature (443)
Sacred Sites (102)
Tantric Buddhism (87)
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