A parents' and teachers' guide to developing children's concentration, self-discipline, and compassion, as well as heartfelt qualities like openness and enthusiasm.
Building on such inherent qualities as openheartedness and trust, parents and teachers can help children develop empathy and integrity as they grow and mature.
From nature activities to conscious quiet time to tips on daily routines, Calm and Compassionate Children provides practical guidance to help grown-ups model behavior and suggests dozens of activities to foster children's joy, wonder, kindness, and love.
Includes more than 90 techniques and exercises drawn from Durmond's 20 years of experience as a teacher and director of the Living Wisdom School, a nonprofit elementary school that emphasizes nonsectarian spiritual principles and practical skills for living.
Recommends books, music, games, and other resources to help grown-ups nurture calm and compassionate kids.
Dimensions: 7.96" x 5.02"
Details: Paperback, 240 pages
Author: Susan Usha Durmond
About Susan Usha Durmond
Susan (Usha) Dermond is an educator, speaker and writer in the field of parenting.
She is Director of the Portland, Oregon, Living Wisdom School, a non-profit, holistic school. Susan's is a columnist on www.modernmom.com and her articles on conscious child-rearing have appeared in Tikkun, a national magazine.
In addition to giving seminars for parents in California, Washington, and Oregon, she teaches yoga and meditation.
The last eighteen years of her thirty-year career in education have been in alternative schools that promote universal values, such as honesty, generosity, self-understanding, and peace. Before moving to Portland, she taught for 12 years in Nevada City, California, at the first Living Wisdom School, founded in 1972.
Susan's first teaching jobs included working with special needs children and pregnant teens as well as teaching high school English. She has Master's degrees in both education and library science. Susan draws on her many years of teaching for the stories and anecdotes that give her talks and writing authenticity. Her experiences as a step-mother of two also give her insight and compassion for parents.
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