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'sand your ownbrain/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 concernsuch as emotions, behavior, language, learning styles, habits, diet, health issues, and, most importantly, the parent-child relationship.
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About the Author
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
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
Appendix 1 Maharishi Ayurveda Recommendations for Diet and Digestion 257
Appendix 2 Self-Pulse 263
Appendix 3 Related Websites, Articles, and Books 267
About the Authors 275