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Peaceful Parenting - A Paradox

Nov 8th 2010 at 5:57 PM

 thought I could be a Peaceful Parent. Teach without trauma and drama. Create a supportive home in which my children would blossom, and accept peace as a way of life.



Boy was I wrong! Parenting is NOT a peaceful process. Babies bawl, then they crawl, toddlers fall, then they call, and teenagers, heck, they just brawl. Rarely, if ever, is there a peaceful moment in it all.

Supposedly, Buddha struggled with it. Jesus never got the chance to experience it. And several keynote self-help gurus have remained out of these particularly hazardous trenches all together. But when the saints and sages of the ages have not found the perfect recipe for parenting - I think that I can let go of my need to be perfectly peaceful too.

I read Hermann Hesse’s Siddhartha, a story of enlightenment, over a decade ago. It took me one whole day to finish it. (My two oldest kids were away.) And while I was genuinely moved by its wisdom and sentiments, the part I remember most often is the heart-breaking frustration Siddartha felt when trying to care for his son. More than anything else in his life, this was the most challenging, the most humbling.

With growing children, I live that truth daily.

I can look back now and say, oh, (read the rest of this article at:

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Nov 15th 2010 at 9:02 PM by gerardoantonio
of course it is not..but we have to experiment by ourselves. thanks..huge article.

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