Buddha Never Raised Kids and Jesus Didn't Drive Carpool: Using the Wisdom of Masters to Keep Your Sanity on the Homefront The Voice of the Baby Boom Generation, Vickie Falcone, Sheds Light on Ways To Conquer Fussy Eaters, Bedtime Battles, and Sibling Rivalry
Buddha never raised kids. Jesus didn't drive carpool. And it's doubtful the Dalai Lama ever changed a dirty diaper at dawn. Yet, these and many other spiritual masters have provided timeless principles to assist parents in the day-to-day challenges of childrearing.
In this from-the-heart book, Vickie Falcone, founder of the Positive Parenting Network, translates the sometimes lofty ideas of the world's great spiritual teachings into seven easy-to-understand principles. While many of these wise spiritual leaders may never have had to worry about achieving peace and centeredness while driving a carload of screaming children through a traffic jam, there is profound wisdom in their teachings that we as parents can apply to the everyday challenges of modern parenting.
In Buddha Never Raised Kids and Jesus Didn't Drive Carpool: Seven Principles for Parenting With Soul (Jodere Group, March 2003, ISBN 1-58872-062-4, Hardcover, $24.00), Falcone shows parents how to apply the teachings of these enlightened masters to the hectic and sometimes exhausting parenting world. Using her own stories and those of parents and educators she has taught and coached, Vickie illustrates each of the seven principles with several practical methods to help parents of infants to preteens create happy, connected families. Packed with useful exercises, checklists, and resources, Vickie sheds light on:
· The Secrets of Becoming a Peaceful Parent
· Connecting with Your Child and Creating Mutual Respect
· The Seven Deadly Disconnects and Their Six Second Cousins
· The Big Four Negatives: Criticism, Worry, Fear, and Guilt
· Summoning the Power of Silence
· The Recipe for Peace: Embracing What Is
This book will leave you with the tools and self-assurance to be the parent you desire to be. Anyone involved in the life of a child will benefit from this timely and exceedingly practical message set to a spiritual underscore.
Vickie Falcone speaks from experience. As mother of two, she embodies the parenting principles she teaches every day. Vickie founded the Positive Parenting Network in 1993 and is the author of the Twelve Months of Positive Parenting audio subscription series, as well as numerous articles. An in-demand speaker, Falcone has spoken for the International Network for Children and Families (INCAF), among others. Formerly the youngest real estate broker/owner in Aspen, Colorado, Falcone has merged her skills as seeker, mother, and entrepreneur, creating a unique blend of practical inspiration that leads to lasting change.