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Little Sprouts and the Dao of Parenting

Ancient Chinese Philosophy and the Art of Raising Mindful, Resilient, and Compassionate Kids

Little Sprouts and the Dao of Parenting

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Little Sprouts and the Dao of Parenting

Little Sprouts and the Dao of Parenting

Ancient Chinese Philosophy and the Art of Raising Mindful, Resilient, and Compassionate Kids

Audio CD

04/21/2020

5 Audio CD

383 minutes

9781690591771

Audio Library Digital

04/21/2020

383 minutes

9781690591795

Audio Retail Digital

04/21/2020

383 minutes

9781690591801

Audio MP3 CD

04/21/2020

1 Audio MP3 CD

383 minutes

9781690591818

Playaway

04/21/2020

383 minutes

9781690591825

Description:

The ancient Chinese philosopher Mencius compared children to tender sprouts, shaped by soil, sunlight, water, and, importantly, the efforts of patient farmers and gardeners. At times, children require our protection, other times we must take a step back and allow them to grow. Like sprouts, a child’s character, tendencies, virtues, and vices are at once observable and ever-changing. A practical parenting manual, philosophical reflection on the relationship between parent and child, and necessary response to modern stereotypes of Eastern parenting, Little Sprouts and the Dao of Parenting reconsiders cultural definitions of success and explores how we might support and nourish young people. Engaging deeply with foundational Daoist and Confucian thinkers, Georgetown philosopher Erin Cline offers accessible, provocative musings on key-parenting issues. She reveals how ancient Chinese philosophers encourage surprisingly modern values—a love of nature and of learning, mindfulness in everyday interactions, an embrace of disabilities and diversity, and the power of performing rituals with reflection—and relates these to concrete parenting practices, whether celebrating special occasions or finding a child’s unique talents and gifts.

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