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Calm and Compassionate Children: A Handbookby Susan Usha Dermond
My son is only one year old, but I started reading Calm and Compassionate Children in the aisles and couldn't put it down. Though the author's anecdotes often involve school-aged children, her philosophy works for every family member. This is as much a guide to being more aware of our own behavior as it is a guide to fostering trust, empathy, and integrity in our kids. It's a very quick read, full of practical advice and not one page of useless statistical filler.
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Building on such inherent qualities as openheartedness and trust, parents and teachers can help children develop empathy and integrity as they grow and mature. From nature activities to conscious quiet time to tips on daily routines, CALM AND COMPASSIONATE CHILDREN provides practical guidance to help grown-ups model behavior and suggests dozens of activities to foster children's joy, wonder, kindness, and love.
A parents' and teachers' guide to developing children's concentration, self-discipline, and compassion, as well as heartfelt qualities like openness and enthusiasm.Includes more than 90 techniques and exercises drawn from the author's experiences as a teacher and director of the Living Wisdom School, a nonprofit elementary school that emphasizes nonsectarian spiritual principles and practical skills for living.Recommends books, music, games, and other resources to help grown-ups nurture calm and compassionate kids.
Using techniques and exercises drawn her experiences as a teacher and director of the Living Wisdom School, Dermond guides teachers and parents in helping children develop calmness, compassion, and "heart" qualities like openness and enthusiasm.
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