• The Awakened Family

  • How to Raise Empowered, Resilient, and Conscious Children
  • By: Dr Shefali Tsabary
  • Narrated by: Dr Shefali Tsabary
  • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (43 ratings)

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By: Dr Shefali Tsabary
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Dr Shefali teaches us how to control our expectations, embrace the present moment and let go of the anxiety surrounding how best to parent our children. Become the awakened parent you've always wanted to be and watch your children thrive.

All parents have aspirations for their children, but for some these hopes turn into unrealistic expectations. In many cases, this puts huge amounts of pressure on children and has the potential to cause real harm, hindering your child's development. Challenging modern myths on how kids should be, Dr Shefali helps parents recognise children for who they truly are instead of holding on to society's impossible ideals.

Drawing on Eastern philosophy as well as Western psychology, Dr Shefali offers enlightened, practical advice and explains her radically transformative plan which guarantees that you have confident children and a calm and emotionally connected family.

©2017 Shefali Tsabary (P)2017 Penguin Random House Audio

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Shefali Tsabary is a gift to this world!

When I first came across Shefali Tsabary, I walked around in awe for a couple of days, because I could not believe I finally found someone to speak so eloquently about Vipassana applied to every day life. She is so sharp and clear in conveying her message, truly a gift to this world!
I didn't rate the story for this book as 5 because I didn't find a lot of new ideas as compared to the previous materials I have been exposed to. But if this is your first encounter with her, please go ahead and get this book now :)

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Magnificent!

Loved this book from start to finish!
This will give you all the tools to begin your journey on becoming an awakened parent! Shefali gives scenarios to help understand various situations and find a solution to every situation. 😍😍😍

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LOVED everything about the book

Loved it. I've learnt so much about myself and parenting. I'm truly an empowered parent now.

Thank you🙏❤❤❤

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Best parenting and relationship advice I’ve read

While I don’t like everything about the book it is hands down some of the best relationship and parenting advice I’ve received.

This is exactly what I needed to stop holding on to many of my old patterns.

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  • Pheonix
  • 04-07-19

Fantastic insight!

I don't often leave reviews but this book is such an eye opener in parenting. Making one look first at self then outside. This has helped me tremendously in parenting my two sons. They are definitely experiencing a more awakened mummy even if they won't see it as that, but I see the difference in the way in which we communicate and the lack of struggle in getting results. Of course, like everything else it's not a 'one size fits all' and some of the steps need to be adjusted to suit your own family needs. For e.g. the part about teaching your kids to negotiate. I did that naturally from the time my eldest son was able to communicate but at some point it became taxing for all. He would negotiate with everyone including his teachers and that became a challenge for all. So I had to then teach him that not everything is up for negotiation. Some things he has to just trust me and do and we can discuss later.

Overall, brilliant insight!! My parenting will never be the same again.

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  • Sellylink
  • 11-12-20

We (Parents) are the problem...Depressing...

In my plight to become a better parent (stop the arguments, back chats, build better relationship, tap into their limbic system) and try and work with my children I found myself 3 (Audible) chapters into this with the key messages I was taking away as being:
1) It's all my fault, I am the problem
2) Everything is down to me and my inner child and what I experienced
3) I am projecting all my fears on them
4) Nothing practical to help me with my objective

Feeling totally despondent, helpless and depressed....I'm wondering if there is some nugget that will bring this all together but as this is 14 hours long...I'm not sure if I can press play again to find out if I am wrong, as my mental well being is likely to decline more than it already has.

I had such high hopes for this, but didn't expect to be left with a complete feeling of desolation when I was actually searching for support...I must not have the correct listening ears on...

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  • Sam
  • 09-22-18

Beautifully written there are so many gems in here

Beautifully written there are so many gems in here not only for applying as a parent but also to help heal the inner chuld within all of us

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  • Karen Brown
  • 09-17-18

Just Brilliant

I would encourage everyone to read this book. I will refer to it time and time again.

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  • Alžběta
  • 12-02-22

Beautiful, inspiring and life-changing.

This was beautiful and inspiring. I have noticed that how I react to my son's difficult moments determines whether the strong emotion quickly passes or develops into a tantrum. Dr Tsabary helped me understand why it is so. But this example doesn't even scratch the surface of everything Dr Tsabary discusses. The whole book is a treasure trove of wisdom and guidance not only on parenting but life in general. I will be coming back to "The Awakened Family" soon.

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  • Christakis Christodoulou
  • 11-24-22

Consciousness for parents and family

I love these teachings. So simple and yet effective. Turning the view inwards and not blaming the child. it is the reparenting of yourself thatfmakes all the difference. Very good examples to relate and integrate in your life. So many aha moments.
TO ALL PARENTS: READ THIS BOOK!

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  • Krzysztof Moj
  • 10-22-22

Good book

Great book thank you it will help me consciously raise my little big gifts . The only issue was the narration I found it a bit off . I’m not native English so that could be the reason. Apart from that very valuable book thank you

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  • Kavita
  • 04-21-21

Very Insightful!!!!

This book hit the nail on the head in terms of explaining the root cause of issues we have to deal with with our children and the fact that we need to work on analysing how our actions and reactions play a large part in their behaviour. It has helped me to identify my triggers and work on them. its truly a must read book for parents.

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  • Ami
  • 10-09-20

A must for all parents

life changing book for every patent

it may sound like common sense but it was needed

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  • Louise Carr
  • 08-08-20

every parent should read this

I would go as far as to say this is the best book I've listened to on audible. Our world would be a much better place if all parents were given a copy of this book before they have their first child. Beautiful. Thank you

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  • Tony Quach
  • 05-29-20

Very Good,

Had some really good concepts in how we should approach parenthood. I liked how she used specific terms that helps us understand where our fails come from in parenting

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  • Brad
  • 05-10-19

Parenting life game changer

This was a salve for my mind, my soul and my heart at a time when I was trying to reconcile how I wanted to parent and how I was parenting which I had realised was from a known place of fear of scarcity and strict upbringing but had no idea how to change me.

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  • Nimish Joshi
  • 05-02-19

A book that transformed my energies

Loved it, devoured it like crazy... I couldn't even process at the speed that I took in the content...will need to give it another slow and steady listen to chew and process better... but it is truly a transformational book that helped me transform, metamorphosize into a renewed, more conscious, more mindful, and more intentional parent. Dr Shefali's soothing tone of voice made this book a go-to calming down object for me... A huge heartfelt thanks to Dr Shefali... you are truly a guru! ♥️

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-22-18

Bless You Dr Shefali

Dear Dr Shefali,
Thank you sharing your wisdom and knowledge with the world. I have been on my parenting journey for 16 years and now have two young children aged 1 and 3. I hope to become a more awakened parent having learnt the many lessons in your book. Sending you my best wishes for continued good health so you can write further books to help all us parents become more awakened and guided by our try teachers, our Children. If you ever came to Australia I would love to participate in one of your workshops. With Love Steve Foukkare Sydney Australia - slf073@optusnet.com.au

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  • skye
  • 10-12-19

Fantastic approach

I enjoyed every minute of this book. I learnt many tips and have experienced greater connection with my kids with the small, conscious changes in my parenting.
Note- I listen to it at 1.5x speed

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  • Karlee Hannan
  • 05-24-19

One of the best parenting books EVER

Looooved this book. I love the reflective questions on what I am doing as a parent and how I contribute to the relationship. Ite too easy to just blame the kids! This is a book I will read over and over, so much good stuff!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-27-18

The best parenting bookI have ever read

So many aha moments. Dr Shefali illustrates how when we become conscious and aware of how and why we are reacting that there is little need for parenting techniques, tips and tricks. It’s such a relief to realize this. Thanks you Dr Shefali for your wisdom and can’t wait to read his book again and would recommend it to everyone!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-12-22

Life changer

Thi book has deepened my understanding and thinking about the way in which I parent and build relationships with my children. My children are still young and I am thankful I have read this now as there is advice and examples which I am sure that I will carry with me long into their teens and beyond, however I think it would be a real help for families with older children especially if they are “stuck” or in challenging times.
I was hesitant about listening to a non-fiction book on audio but it was really clearly presented and easy to follow. (I have actually just ordered the hard copy because there are so many things that I know I will want to be able to revisit over time.)
Thank you Dr Tsabary.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-03-22

Loved this book!

I appreciate the insight into being an awakened conscious parent. So much helpful information in this book that I grateful for. I recommend this book to everyone, it helped me understand how I was parented, and also to understand how I can change myself and my parenting to help raise my children to be authentically themselves. Thank you Dr Shefali!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-06-22

Magical

This book has explained in great depth the ever-changing parenting styles and how we should focus on our feelings and emotions so that we can then become better parents to our children.