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Instead of being merely the receiver of the parents' psychological and spiritual legacy, children function as ushers of the parents' development. Parents unwittingly pass on an inheritance of psychological pain and emotional shallowness. To handle the behavior that results, traditional books on parenting abound with clever techniques for control and quick fixes for dysfunction.

In Dr. Shefali Tsabary's conscious approach to parenting, however, children serve as mirrors of their parents' forgotten self. Those willing to look in the mirror have an opportunity to establish a relationship with their own inner state of wholeness. Once they find their way back to their essence, parents enter into communion with their children, shifting away from the traditional parent-to-child "know it all" approach and more towards a mutual parent-with-child relationship. The pillars of the parental ego crumble as the parents awaken to the ability of their children to transport them into a state of presence.

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great book for parenting and self development

amazing book to become a better person and consequently a better parent. theory, why, and practical advises, how; nice voice and narrator (which is the writer her self).
should be thought in schools and universities.

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A parenting book straight out of the 60s

I am literally dumber for having listened to half an hour of this book. During that time, I was told that I can’t get in the way of my child’s karma, my children have enchanted spiritual essences, blueprints for their souls, and that they have cosmic destinies. At no time did they ever even attempt to address any of the issues that parents might face with raising children. Instead, the flower child movement is alive and well in this book, doing harm to your children if you let it. One star out of five, apparently I can’t read it at zero. DO NOT BUY!

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Good message but with flaws.

I listened to it because a good friend of mine recommend it. I however struggled to finish it. the information is good, but her reading of her own work was a put off (and I almost never complain but instead adapt to the performer). Other two aspects I didn't like was her intense use of generalizations and that her work is directed to the upper middle class up, which is specially sad, since her message is very good for growing at a personal level and as a parent, and all segments of the population would benefit from it.

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Heals both the parent and the child!

We're on our last 2 of 9 children with 22 grandchildren so far and I haven't heard this much parenting truth ever. Thank you!

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Cual es tu contribucion buena o mala en tus hijos.

Una abierta de ojos a la gran influencia que tenemos en el comportamiento y formacion de nuestros hijos y de donde bienen nuestras limitaciones como Papas. Algunas de las teorias que la Dra.Tsabary presenta fueron sorpresivamente refrescantes para mi. Altamente recomendable para Papas nuevos.

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Life changing book

This book totally changed not only the way I look at parenting my 2 year old son, but at all of my relationships. I'm so grateful I found this when he was young. I thought I was already a conscious parent but I had lots of opportunities to change. I love that Dr. Tsabary reads the book - her voice is so soothing.

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The holly grail of parenting

As a parent, a clinical psychologist and a business owner who works with 100’s of families every week this is BY FAR THE BEST parenting book I’ve ever read/listen to out of plenty. This book should be required by law! I strongly recommend to not skip it and do a favor to yourself and your children by devouring it once and again

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A collection of fuzzy warm stories

It's well written and narrated. The subject matter is a collection of personal experiences and case files. It does a reasonable job of identifying scenario types but not of suggesting solutions. The obvious case matter based on ethnic issues and especially what seems to be the middle class makes this book somewhat skewed. There are a few affirmations for my assessments as a parent and healthworker but really nothing concrete I could use.

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Best parenting book out there

I loved every minute of this book. It's one I'll refer back to over the next several years as my children grow. I loved her approach of the there's-no-quick-fix-parenting out there. Good kids begin with a conscious parent.

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Will continue to reference back to this book for guidance and reassurance.

I grew up in a destructive manner that was described in this book which has helped me forgive my parent and become a more mindful parent to my little angels as well. Thank you so much as this changes lives one read at a time!

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