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Raising Resilience

The Wisdom and Science of Happy Families and Thriving Children
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Sounds True
 | 
October, 2017
ISBN:
9781622038671
In stock now: 
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$22.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

In every spiritual tradition, we find teachings about qualities of being that lead to a fulfilling life such as generosity, kindness, honesty, determination, and patience. Today, growing research from neuroscience and social psychology supports these teachings, offering insights into cultivating these virtues in ourselves and our families. Raising Resilience is a practical guide for parents and educators of children from preschool through adolescence, detailing ten universal principles for happy families and thriving children. These ten paramis (or high tunings) as they are called in Buddhism, include generosity, ethics, renunciation, wisdom, energy, patience, honesty, determination, kindness, and equanimity.

Bridging the latest science with Eastern wisdom to explore ourselves and share with our children, Dr. Christopher Willard offers a wealth of teachings on:

  • Getting through Giving—the many types of generosity we can model for kids, and the fascinating new findings on the power of giving
  • Why Doing the Right Thing Is the Right Thing to Do—living in harmony with oneself, one’s family, and one’s community
  • Less is More Parenting—how letting go of what’s no longer necessary creates space, freedom, and the possibility for something new
  • Building a Wiser Brain—three types of wisdom and how to steer kids’ “under-construction” minds toward wise action
  • Even the Buddha Had Helicopter Parents—releasing anxiety about over— or under—parenting and the desire for the “perfect” family
  • The Buddha and the Marshmallow—patience in spirituality and science, including practices to strengthen patience in yourself and your children
  • The Kindness Contagion—cultivating lovingkindness, compassion, and empathy
  • Finding Balance in a Broken World and Staying Steady through the Stress—how to abide life’s inevitable ups and downs through the attitude of equanimity

“The practices in this book ultimately come together to help us build thriving, happy, and resilient families and communities, regardless of how we categorize them,” writes Dr. Willard. Raising Resilience is an accessible resource to help each one of us and our family members, “evolve and grow into our best selves.”

Also by Chris Willard is Growing Up Mindful.

Publisher’s Description: 
In every spiritual tradition, we find teachings that lead to a fulfilling life such as generosity, kindness, honesty, determination, and patience. Today, a growing body of research from neuroscience and social psychology supports these teachings, offering insights into cultivating these virtues in ourselves and our families. Raising Resilience is a practical guide for parents and educators of children from preschool through adolescence, detailing ten universal principles for happy families and thriving children.

In the follow-up to his acclaimed Growing Up Mindful, Dr. Christopher Willard bridges the latest science with Eastern wisdom to explore ourselves and share with our children. Topics include: cultivating kindness, gratitude, and generosity; simplifying family life; promoting healthy relationships with technology, sex, and drugs; teaching children about privilege; working with perfectionism; utilizing the science of self-compassion; practicing patience and grit; and much more.

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