81 Chapter Translations & Interpretations

Chapter 60 – Growing a garden In difficult times

Growing a garden In difficult times children may thrive on conflict. If you take the bait the battle rages. Instead step back, breathe deeply, relax, and stay at your center. Battles require two parties. One fighting alone soon...

Chapter 41 – Finding Balance

There are so many paradoxes in parenting that it is difficult to find balance. Some don’t even try. They just plunge ahead ignoring the subtle whispers of wisdom. Others try half-heartedly, but resort to old methods when they get confused. But some hear wisdom’s quiet voice And make it their own. Parenting paradoxes abound. Don’t let appearances deceive you. Things may not be at all as they seem. What’s...

Chapter 03 – Happiness Is Contagious

If you always compare your children’s abilities to those of great athletes, entertainers, and celebrities, they will lose their own power. If you urge them to acquire and achieve, they will learn to cheat and steal to meet your expectations. Encourage you children’s deepest joys, not their superficial desires. Praise their patience, not their ambition. Do not value the distractions and diversions that...

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