Keepers of the Children: Native American Wisdom and Parenting

by Laura Ramirez
(Reno NV)

Parenting Book: Keepers of the Children

Parenting Book: Keepers of the Children

Keepers of the Children uses native spiritual ideas (like good medicine and stewardship) to teach parents how to raise children to lead uniquely purposeful and productive lives.

By reading the book, you will learn:

  • How to guide the unfolding of your child's unique strengths and talents
  • Help your child find the courage to be himself
  • Overcome negative aspects from your upbringing
  • The difference between discipline and punishment (and why native people did not believe in punishment)
  • The true meaning of child stewardship
  • To guide your child to make the right decisions when you're not around and even in the face of peer pressure
  • How to create and live from a deeply satisfying family code
  • Why it's dangerous to raise children to be nice and what you should do instead
  • How parenting is part of your personal growth
  • All about child development and why it is essential for you to understand

By raising your children in this way, you will help grow up a generation of innovators (rather than imitators) who have the courage to develop their unique strengths and talents and use them to act in service of the world. An added benefit is that your children will cherish and respect you for showing them how to create fulfilling lives.

Keepers of the Children is the winner of the Nautilus Award given by Martha Stewart's company Omnivision for books that "promote conscious living and social change." It has also won NCPA's Best First Book, Best Non-Fiction "How To" and Best Spiritual Book.

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Feb 14, 2008
Excellent Book
by: Doug Farther

This is the best book on parenting I have read (and believe me, I've read more than the average parent.)
This book has given me the tools to overcome the negative stuff from my childhood and truly be present for my kids. I love the suggestions in the book and I've used the author's ideas to find my own personal style. My kids are 16 and 13 now and we are very close and connected and I attribute this mainly to the wisdom I've implemented from this book.

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