Dharma Parenting: Understand Your Child's Brilliant Brain for Greater Happiness, Health, Success, and Fulfillment

Dharma Parenting: Understand Your Child's Brilliant Brain for Greater Happiness, Health, Success, and Fulfillment

by Robert Keith Wallace, Fred Travis


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Two renowned neuroscientists and pioneers in documenting the benefits of Transcendental Meditation give parents a guided tour of their children's brains through contemporary science and ancient Ayurvedic typology (parents can "type" their kids and themselves) for a wealth of methods and insights to maximize your child's learning and behavioral style.

Dharma Parenting offers a uniquely individual approach to raising a happy and successful child. The word "dharma" means a way of living that upholds the path of evolution, maintains balance, and supports both prosperity and spiritual freedom.

For the first time, we can understand why one child learns quickly and forgets quickly while another learns slowly and forgets slowly; why one child is hyperactive and another slow moving; or why one falls asleep quickly but wakes in the night while another takes hours to fall asleep.

Leading brain researchers Robert Keith Wallace and Frederick Travis combine knowledge from modern science, ancient Ayurveda, and their personal experience to show how to unfold the full potential of a child's brain, as well as how to nurture his or her inherent brilliance and goodness.        

The first tool of Dharma Parenting is to determine your child's—and your own—brain/body type through a simple quiz. The Eastern system of natural medicine called Ayurveda has used three distinct mind/body types (and combinations of these types) for thousands of years. Scientific studies suggest that there is a specific set of genetic, biochemical, and physiological characteristics that underlie each of the three main Ayurveda mind/body types.

Coupling old and new wisdom, Dharma Parenting offers unique insight into why a child is the way he or she is and reveals how to bring each child into a state of balance. Its language is readily comprehensible by parents of any cultural background, with real-life stories to illustrate areas of universal parental concern—such as emotions, behavior, language, learning styles, habits, diet, health issues, and, most importantly, the parent-child relationship.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399185007
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/02/2016
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 849,996
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

ROBERT KEITH WALLACE is a pioneering researcher on the physiology of consciousness. His research has inspsired hundreds of studies on the benefits of meditation and other mind-body techniques. Dr. Wallace's findings have been published in Science, American Journal of Physiology, and Scientific American. He received his BS in physics and his PhD in physiology from UCLA and conducted postgraduate research at Harvard University. Dr. Wallace is the founding president of Maharishi University of Management (MUM) in Fairfield, Iowa.

FREDERICK TRAVIS is a world-renowned neuroscientist who has discovered brain wave patterns in children and young people that correlate with  greater moral reasoning, happiness, emotional stability, and academic performance. Dr. Travis has authored or coauthored 70 scientific papers, many published in leading peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Travis received his masters and PhD in psychology from Maharishi University of Management (MUM). After a two-year post-doctoral position at University of California at Davis, he returned to MUM to direct the EEG, Consciousness, and Cognition Lab.

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DHARMA PARENTING is a unique approach to raising happy and successful children. It starts with the understanding that kids are people with their own strengths and weakness, their own gifts and preferences. Dharma Parenting provides you with simple tools to help your children discover who they are and what they can become.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction to Dharma Parenting 1

Section 1 Dharma Parenting Tools

Chapter 1 The First Tool of Dharma Parenting: Discover Your Child's Brain/Body Type 17

Chapter 2 When Brain/Body Types Collide 41

Chapter 3 The Second Tool of Dharma Parenting: Heal Yourself 65

Chapter 4 The Third Tool of Dharma Parenting: Attention and Appreciation 86

Chapter 5 The Fourth Tool of Dharma Parenting: Routines to Improve Family Dynamics 111

Chapter 6 The Fifth Tool of Dharma Parenting: Manage Meltdowns and Cultivate Behavior 139

Chapter 7 The Sixth Tool of Dharma Parenting: Anticipate and Adapt 157

Section 2 Dharma Parenting Tools for Further Main Age Groups 167

Chapter 8 Dharma Parenting Tools: The First Years of Life, Zero to Three 169

Chapter 9 Dharma Parenting Tools: The School Years, Four to Nine 194

Chapter 10 Dharma Parenting Tools: The Preteen and Teenage Years, Ten to Seventeen 216

Chapter 11 Dharma Parenting Tools: The Young Adult Years, Eighteen to Twenty-Five 237

Appendices 255

Appendix 1 Maharishi Ayurveda Recommendations for Diet and Digestion 257

Appendix 2 Self-Pulse 263

Appendix 3 Related Websites, Articles, and Books 267

Index 269

About the Authors 275

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