Based on Buddhism and Quakerism, If the Buddha Had Kids offers guidance on raising children to create a more peaceful world.

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Raising Children to Create a More Peaceful World
Charlotte Kasl, Phd

Charlotte Kasl is a practicing psychotherapist and best-selling author of a series of books entitled ''If the Buddha....'' This one, focusing on parenting, is a gift indeed. Kasl has created a very useful book based on her signature blend of spiritual guidance, exercises, and practical advice. Her own immersion in Buddhism, the Quaker Society of Friends, feminism, and Reiki healing give her a strong foundation from which to speak about raising children who can contribute to peace and justice in the world.

She understands that peace must begin within a parent's heart first -- that parents must find their own spiritual practice and understanding of empathy, compassion, kindness, and well-being in order to model such qualities for their children. Her book is a generous guideline on how to begin such an awareness and practice, with helpful and very specific guidelines, examples, and stories from many different kinds of families -- the wide range of people raising children in a contemporary world. Kasl tackles some delicate issues, like money, sexuality, the effects of social media, education, and more. She advocates deep listening and learning to know one's child for who he/she really is, unhampered by scripts and expectations placed on us by society. A great addition to the field of parenting in today's challenging world.

(Ages: Adult)

#34709 - Paperback Book - 293 pgs
Our price $14.00

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