Synopses & Reviews
The wise and insightful "If the Buddha" books have won Charlotte Kasl thousands of devoted fans. In her latest work, she turns her attention to parenthood, a stage of life that leaves most of us searching for answers. If the Buddha Had Kids applies Kasl's signature blend of spiritual guidelines, exercises, and practical advice to help parents raise peacemakers in our increasingly turbulent times, emphasizing that finding peace within a family is the first step toward creating a peaceful world. In an age where most kids clock more time with electronic devices than their parents and dinner is often fast food on the way to a soccer game, this gentle volume will appeal to the legions of folks eager for an enlightened alternative to mainstream parenting books.
"Dr. Kasl provides a wonderful blend of Buddhist wisdom, practical suggestions, psychological research, and her own rich perspective of being a mother. Parents will find this book very helpful in their efforts in promoting healthy brain development." ---Daniel Ladinsky
From the terrible twos to the teenage years, practicing therapist and bestselling author Charlotte Kasl offers Zen wisdom for every parent.
About the Author
Charlotte Kasl has an M.A. in music from the University of Michigan and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Ohio University. Dr. Kasl was a licensed psychologist in Minnesota for fifteen years and is currently a licensed professional clinical counselor in Montana. She is a certified addiction specialist in the areas of chemical dependency and sexuality, has had a private psychotherapy practice for twenty-five years, and has been a Reiki master healer for eighteen years. Charlotte is the author of over a dozen books, including Women, Sex, and Addiction; Many Roads, One Journey; and If the Buddha Got Stuck. She has also written numerous articles and has appeared on over two hundred radio and television programs, including Donahue, Joan Lunden, Sally Jessie Raphael, Geraldo, and People are Talking. Charlotte has been listed in Self magazine as one of fifty sage psychologists in the United States. In 1997, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Council on Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity for her work with women and sexuality. Amy Rubinate has narrated audiobooks for many major audiobook publishers. She has received AudioFile's Earphones Award, and her narration for The Lily Pond was a Booklist Top 10 Historical Fiction on Audio 2012 selection. She has a degree in oral interpretation of literature and has won state and national awards for poetry reading. A voice actor and singer for over a decade, Amy has narrated many interactive children's books and provided character voices for toys and video games. Her one-woman cabaret shows have been performed in New York and San Francisco.