Buddha Never Raised Kids
... Recommended ... 4 stars
The Seven Principles for
parenting with soul put forth by the author are the Section Titles
for the work. Falcone lists eight chapters under PRINCIPLE 1
CONNECT, two chapters comprise AWAKEN YOUR INTUITION, BECOME
A CONSCIOUS CREATOR, LIVE IN INTEGRITY and TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE
WITH GRATITUDE each are covered in one chapter each. CREATE ABUNDANCE
is explained in two chapters and INFUSE YOUR LIFE WITH PEACE
is defined in three. An Introduction, glossary, resources and
information pertaining to the author round out this just under
300 page work.
I knew I would enjoy the read
when looking at the inside book cover. These words not only piqued
my interest but brought a smile to my lips: Buddha never Raised
Kids, Jesus didn't drive carpool, and it's doubtful the Dalai
Lama ever changed a dirty diaper at dawn. In her work "Buddha
Never Raised Kids" Writer Falcone offers concrete suggestions
to new and laboring parents of older kids for how to connect
with self. Falcone suggests that it is important for parents
to take time for themselves. She suggests writing/posting and
following suggestions listing how to be a happy parent as well
as offering fifty ways to calm the self. Falcone goes on to state
that once connection with self is established it is time/possible
to create the parenting vision. Chapter two is filled with suggestions
for parents as they seek ways to improve parenting and gain peace
in their lives.
I especially like the words offered
at the beginning of Chapter 6: Move toward your child with love:
how to connect with your child. The PHIL: Powerful, Heard, Important,
Loved concept offered in the previous chapter is now embellished
by writer Falcone with workable suggestions for parents to use
as they endeavor to create the home peace and close relationship
most of us envision when we first view our newborn child.
A quote by Pope John 23 gracing
the heading of chapter 8 is the tenet I have long believed and
used in my career as a teacher and as a parent: See everything,
overlook a great deal, correct a little.
Actual case studies and comments
gleaned from seminars and motivational groups held by writer
Falcone on the pages of Buddha Never Raised Kids add interest
to the various chapters. Reading about the struggles of real
people are often something helpful for the rest of us who also
struggle with a particular problem. Falcone's easy writing style,
her ability to list successes and some instances of not quite
so successful add to the believability of her assertions. Parenting
is hard work, Falcone herself a parent of two children has provided
a valuable tool for parents in "Buddha Never Raised Kids".
"Buddha Never Raised Kids"
is not a heavy tome filled with 'pie in the sky' type oughta
work but probably don't with real people type work. It is a must
have for the home library of those who seek to improve their
Enjoyed the read, happy to recommend.