"Drawing on her extensive experience in education, Dermond provides practical tips on how to gently help a child develop the sort of positive, well-grounded demeanor that will serve him or her well for a lifetime."-Energy Times
"Dermond, director of the Living Wisdom School in Oregon, encourages readers to soothe the long-term effects of overexcitement and agitation plaguing children by creating calming environments, exploring nature and music, reading aloud, and modeling nurturing behavior. ...This is like a starter kit to help balance life's busyness with oases of literal (and figurative) silence."-Library Journal
Listen to Susan Dermond's interview with Parents Journal
From the Publisher
* A parents' and teachers' guide to developing children's concentration, self-discipline, and compassion, as well as heartfelt qualities like openness and enthusiasm. * Includes more than 90 techniques and exercises drawn from the author's experiences as a teacher and director of the Living Wisdom School, a nonprofit elementary school that emphasizes nonsectarian spiritual principles and practical skills for living. * Recommends books, music, games, and other resources to help grown-ups nurture calm and compassionate kids.