This insightful resource is a joy to read, offering parents dozens of simple, concrete ways to cultivate the child’s innate capacity to be generous, compassionate, and spiritual.
Describing a child’s first experience holding a parakeet, the author writes “…his eyes light up with sheer delight. To keep the bird from flying away, he must be calm and still… The tenderness that a pet creates in children is not a distraction from the curriculum, but part of the curriculum.”
Heartfelt stories and thoughtful analysis illustrate such key concepts as caring for others, noticing beauty, and acting with compassion. Each of the 12 chapters includes practical ideas for bringing these concepts into the everyday life of the family — joyfully and with the utmost respect for the child. Paperback, 228 pages.