Buddhism For Mothers Of Schoolchildren

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With her children at school, a mother is on to a new stage of her life, playing a new role. The daily challenges she confronts have changed, yet for each one Buddhist teachings of mindfulness, compassion and calm are invaluable. This book explores those teachings through many scenarios, including managing the stress of numerous deadlines, coping with routine and repetition, answering children's tricky questions about how the world works, fitting in with other parents, managing our fears and expectations for our ...
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Overview

With her children at school, a mother is on to a new stage of her life, playing a new role. The daily challenges she confronts have changed, yet for each one Buddhist teachings of mindfulness, compassion and calm are invaluable. This book explores those teachings through many scenarios, including managing the stress of numerous deadlines, coping with routine and repetition, answering children's tricky questions about how the world works, fitting in with other parents, managing our fears and expectations for our children, and dealing with difficult behaviours in both children and adults. In her usual warm, wise, inclusive and accessible style, Sarah also suggests ways to share Buddhist teachings with children so they maintain a connection to their own inner wisdom rather than reacting to peers and the media. Within this book, mothers will find the inspiration to be more patient, loving and attentive towards their children, other family members, other parents, but most of all, themselves. WC Sarah Napthali is a mother of two young boys who strives to apply Buddhist teachings in her daily life. She is the author of Buddhism for Mothers, which has sold 60,000 copies around the world and been translated into nine languages to date, and Buddhism for Mothers of Young Children (formerly published under the title Buddhism for Mothers with Lingering Questions). Since the children started school, Sarah is very pleased to report that she manages to meditate (almost) daily.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781458716804
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/19/2010
  • Edition number: 16
  • Pages: 380
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

Sarah Napthali is a mother of two who tries to apply Buddhist teachings in her daily life. Her working life has ranged from teaching English as a Second Language and corporate training, to human rights activism and interpreting. She is the author of Buddhism for Mothers and Buddhism for Mothers with Young Children.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Chapter 1 stress 1

Chapter 2 balance 25

Chapter 3 boredom 47

Chapter 4 explaining 73

Chapter 5 socialising 97

Chapter 6 sharing 123

Chapter 7 fear 147

Chapter 8 self 169

Chapter 9 disciplining 191

Chapter 10 happiness 219

Here's an idea… 243

Appendix thich nhat hanh's fourteen mindfulness training 245

Acknowledgement 250

Bibliography 252

Index 255

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