If the Buddha Had Kids ePUB Å Buddha Had PDF º

If the Buddha Had Kids ePUB Å Buddha Had PDF º


  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • If the Buddha Had Kids
  • Charlotte Kasl
  • 11 April 2014
  • 9780143116318

10 thoughts on “If the Buddha Had Kids

  1. Cindy Hudson Cindy Hudson says:

    There are many books to help parents decide how to raise their children But a new book by Charlotte Kasl Ph D takes an approach I haven’t seen before It’s called If the Buddha Had Kids Raising Children to Create a More Peaceful World While the guide touches on the tenets of Buddhism and how they relate to parenting children it also has lots of common sense advice for parents who are searching for ways to raise their children with both love and disciplineKasl starts by explaining some of the basic tenets of Buddhism then she goes on to explore how they can be applied to common situations parents find themselves facing Each chapter takes an issue—why children misbehave managing emotions feelings and impulses use of electronics struggles over food and —and looks at how parents can respondKasl uses examples both good and bad from her own parents and discusses challenges she faced raising her own daughter The chapters are written so it’s easy to focus and reflect on a single issue before moving on to another To help with the reflection Kasl freuently lists suggestions and uestions for parentsYou don’t need to believe in Buddhism to find the ideas helpful and Kasl isn’t trying to convert readers to those beliefs as she writes Rather she provides advice that will help parents even if they don’t accept all of her suggestionsThe publisher provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review


  2. Kim Kim says:

    When you set out to read an advice book that is exactly what you are going to get the author's personal adviced and opinions about the subject at hand It felt really long and was a bit dry to get through Some of the advice seemed pretty good respect your children be patient listen give them plenty of opportunities to learn and grow However interspersed in the logical advice of respectful parenting was some odd and not at all scientifically backed opinions One head scratcher was the endorsement of eating for your blood type She didn't say you had to do this but clearly she thought it was good advice Also for a book about Buddhism she references her uaker upbringing uite a bit and it doesn't feel like this book is really grounded in Buddhism per se Anyway If you feel like you need some pointers on parenting I say it doesn't hurt to skim through and take what feels right to you and leave the rest


  3. Alie Stumpf Alie Stumpf says:

    I really loved the beginning of this book it’s humanistic view of raising children The author encourages parents to see their children as part of a collective rather than cherishing them simply as individuals I really appreciate this perspective tips on how to raise my children this way beginning was 5 stars I found later chapters on school sexuality a bit repetitive overly simplistic I did lots of skimmingskipping Maybe the later parts will mean to me when my kids are older


  4. Stephanie Stephanie says:

    I love everything from this writer she uses great examples to help you understand the concept


  5. Allison Allison says:

    I was hoping for Buddhist teaching and less psychology


  6. Tracy Tracy says:

    I've read a lot of parenting books and this is in line with a lot of the books that I have liked Emphasizing listening and empathy and encouraging your children to express their feelings emotions and opinions Based on the title I was a little worried that this book would be too idealistic and impractical but the author did a good job of using real world examples and situations and emphasizing that children need structure and boundaries as well as the freedom to be individuals and make choices that we might not agree with While this isn't a book I would say everyone should read it is definitely worthwhile if you do


  7. Indiana Todd Indiana Todd says:

    One of the best parenting books I've ever encountered I don't usually go for any packaged ideas about what parenting should look like from any individual or socially biased perspective this is anything but a philosophical approach to parenting steeped in scientific theory and the unparalleled compassionate guidance of The Buddha I've read it three times now in my son's three years and each time I've received guidance and encouragement to trust myself and the courage to allow my son to grow into exactly the little man he is supposed to be Very few books empower one to empower others this is one of them


  8. Tamara Tamara says:

    I really enjoyed this book It is not just a 'parenting' guide or how to it's also a book to help you in your own journey It is also easily implemented you can be peaceful immediately The extensive reading list at the end had me adding many many books to the TBR shelf


  9. Suphatra Suphatra says:

    Better read for parents of older children 5 18 than of a toddler mine is 25 years old I'll pick this back up again in the future


  10. Jamie Jamie says:

    This book changed my life I am definitely going to read it again and again


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If the Buddha Had Kids❮Reading❯ ➿ If the Buddha Had Kids Author Charlotte Kasl – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk The bestselling If the Buddha series continues with some Zen wisdom for frantic parentsIn an age when so many kids seem to be glued to video games and eating fast food dinners on the way to a soccer g The bestselling If the Buddha Buddha Had PDF º series continues with some Zen wisdom for frantic parentsIn an age when so many kids seem to be glued to video games and eating fast food dinners on the way to a soccer game author Charlotte Kasl urges parents to step back and examine what is important in their lives If the PDF \ and to take the time to truly get to know their children Using spiritual guidelines as well as practical advice Kasl encourages parents to raise their children to be peacemakers in a turbulent world Like her previous Buddha titles If the Buddha Had Kids includes exercises for readers to apply to their own lives and is the Buddha Had PDF ´ filled with wonderful uotes that will inspire readers and keep them coming back to this book for advice as their children grow older.


About the Author: Charlotte Kasl

Charlotte Sophia Kasl PhD is Buddha Had PDF º a US psychologist and authorShe pioneered the Steps for Discovery and Empowerment as an alternative to the Twelve step program for recovery from addiction compulsion or other behavioral problemsShe wrote several books based on some aspects of Sufi uaker and Buddhist spiritual beliefs and traditions.


10 thoughts on “If the Buddha Had Kids

  1. Cindy Hudson Cindy Hudson says:

    There are many books to help parents decide how to raise their children But a new book by Charlotte Kasl Ph D takes an approach I haven’t seen before It’s called If the Buddha Had Kids Raising Children to Create a More Peaceful World While the guide touches on the tenets of Buddhism and how they relate to parenting children it also has lots of common sense advice for parents who are searching for ways to raise their children with both love and disciplineKasl starts by explaining some of the basic tenets of Buddhism then she goes on to explore how they can be applied to common situations parents find themselves facing Each chapter takes an issue—why children misbehave managing emotions feelings and impulses use of electronics struggles over food and —and looks at how parents can respondKasl uses examples both good and bad from her own parents and discusses challenges she faced raising her own daughter The chapters are written so it’s easy to focus and reflect on a single issue before moving on to another To help with the reflection Kasl freuently lists suggestions and uestions for parentsYou don’t need to believe in Buddhism to find the ideas helpful and Kasl isn’t trying to convert readers to those beliefs as she writes Rather she provides advice that will help parents even if they don’t accept all of her suggestionsThe publisher provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review

  2. Kim Kim says:

    When you set out to read an advice book that is exactly what you are going to get the author's personal adviced and opinions about the subject at hand It felt really long and was a bit dry to get through Some of the advice seemed pretty good respect your children be patient listen give them plenty of opportunities to learn and grow However interspersed in the logical advice of respectful parenting was some odd and not at all scientifically backed opinions One head scratcher was the endorsement of eating for your blood type She didn't say you had to do this but clearly she thought it was good advice Also for a book about Buddhism she references her uaker upbringing uite a bit and it doesn't feel like this book is really grounded in Buddhism per se Anyway If you feel like you need some pointers on parenting I say it doesn't hurt to skim through and take what feels right to you and leave the rest

  3. Alie Stumpf Alie Stumpf says:

    I really loved the beginning of this book it’s humanistic view of raising children The author encourages parents to see their children as part of a collective rather than cherishing them simply as individuals I really appreciate this perspective tips on how to raise my children this way beginning was 5 stars I found later chapters on school sexuality a bit repetitive overly simplistic I did lots of skimmingskipping Maybe the later parts will mean to me when my kids are older

  4. Stephanie Stephanie says:

    I love everything from this writer she uses great examples to help you understand the concept

  5. Allison Allison says:

    I was hoping for Buddhist teaching and less psychology

  6. Tracy Tracy says:

    I've read a lot of parenting books and this is in line with a lot of the books that I have liked Emphasizing listening and empathy and encouraging your children to express their feelings emotions and opinions Based on the title I was a little worried that this book would be too idealistic and impractical but the author did a good job of using real world examples and situations and emphasizing that children need structure and boundaries as well as the freedom to be individuals and make choices that we might not agree with While this isn't a book I would say everyone should read it is definitely worthwhile if you do

  7. Indiana Todd Indiana Todd says:

    One of the best parenting books I've ever encountered I don't usually go for any packaged ideas about what parenting should look like from any individual or socially biased perspective this is anything but a philosophical approach to parenting steeped in scientific theory and the unparalleled compassionate guidance of The Buddha I've read it three times now in my son's three years and each time I've received guidance and encouragement to trust myself and the courage to allow my son to grow into exactly the little man he is supposed to be Very few books empower one to empower others this is one of them

  8. Tamara Tamara says:

    I really enjoyed this book It is not just a 'parenting' guide or how to it's also a book to help you in your own journey It is also easily implemented you can be peaceful immediately The extensive reading list at the end had me adding many many books to the TBR shelf

  9. Suphatra Suphatra says:

    Better read for parents of older children 5 18 than of a toddler mine is 25 years old I'll pick this back up again in the future

  10. Jamie Jamie says:

    This book changed my life I am definitely going to read it again and again

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