The Parent's Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for Modern Parents

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William C. Martin has freshly reinterpreted the Tao Te Ching to speak directly and clearly to the most difficult of modern tasks -- parenting. With its combination of free verse and judicious advice, The Parent's Tao Te Ching addresses the great themes that permeate the Tao and that support loving parent- child relationships: responding without judgment, emulating natural processes, and balancing between doing and being.
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Overview


William C. Martin has freshly reinterpreted the Tao Te Ching to speak directly and clearly to the most difficult of modern tasks -- parenting. With its combination of free verse and judicious advice, The Parent's Tao Te Ching addresses the great themes that permeate the Tao and that support loving parent- child relationships: responding without judgment, emulating natural processes, and balancing between doing and being.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781569246627
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/1999
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 86,514
  • Product dimensions: 4.59 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.57 (d)

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William C. Martin, a writer, teacher, and counselor, lives in Otter Rock, OR. Dan Millman is the author of Way of the Peaceful Warrior.
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  • Posted October 11, 2013

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    William Martin has crafted an inspiring little book of wisdom fo

    William Martin has crafted an inspiring little book of wisdom for parents based upon and reflective of the Tao Te Ching attributed to the Chinese sage Lao Tzu some 2,500 years ago. The book is divided into 81 “chapters,” with each chapter (many just a single page) reading like a short poem in two parts: First an observation, then an instruction. Topics range from “Relax Your Grip” and “No Need for Threats” to “Be a Model of Honesty” and “Each Day is a Dance.” The text is simple, beautiful, and concise, combining affirmative free verse with a positive call to action that is sure to resonate with all belief systems and parenting philosophies rooted in love.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2007

    Beautiful Book

    This book was a gift and one of the most wonderful gifts we've recieved, at that. It's such a lovely way to understand the art of raising children. So simple and wise. Of course, it probably won't help in the middle of a temper tantrum, but it will help put things in perspective for you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2003

    Simplicity rocks!

    This book is one of the ways I have changed my life. It makes a lot of sense and doesn't require a major spiritual or religious background to understand. I have picked up the entire trilogy and savor each chapter. They are always by my bed or in the bathroom so I can read a chapter before I go to bed or... well, it's all good. Highly recommended!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2000

    Spiritual Simplicity

    I read about this book in Oprah's magazine last week (September issue of 'O') and thought it would be a nice gift for a married couple I know that are about to have a set of twins. I picked a copy up last night and finished it today. Now, I have to buy another copy because I am not going to give this one up. Each chapter is one or two pages long and every page is so rich with wisdom, I would have to close my eyes for a few moments to let the words sink in. I don't have children yet but this book means a lot to me. I felt like a good father was telling me everything was going to be all right.

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