I return to these translated 'proverbs' on parenting again and again. With three under 5-y/o at home, they help clear the fog in the (many) moments of frustration, confusion, or disillusionment. I wasn't very familiar with the Tao Te Ching, though it's apparently the second most-sold book behind the Bible. These pages are filled with encouragement for parents seeking wisdom and the 'long-view' on raising kids. A must-read and one of my favorite gifts to new parents.
DescriptionClassic Taoist wisdom applied to the world of parenting, guiding mothers and fathers to meaningful conversations and relationships with their children.
William C. Martin has freshly reinterpreted the Tao Te Ching to speak directly and clearly to the most difficult of modern tasks-- parenting. With its combination of free verse and judicious advice, The Parent's Tao Te Ching addresses the great themes that permeate the Tao and that support loving parent- child relationships: responding without judgment, emulating natural processes, and balancing between doing and being.
"A masterpiece. William Martin captures the essence of what it means to raise a child. Urgently needed, this precious book lifts parenting to new heights."--Judy Ford, author of Wonderful Ways to Love a Child and Wonderful Ways to Be a Family
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