With The Wonder of Girls and The Wonder of Boys, bestselling author Michael Gurian presented his groundbreaking views on parenting. Now, with the same breadth of vision and depth of commitment, he puts forth a practical design for better nurturing the souls of our sons and daughters.
The Wonder of Children offers Michael Gurian's scientifically argued steps toward better care of our children's souls. You'll learn how and why to:
Increase bonding and attachment in the family and bring the extended family back into the raising of children.
Control a child's media use and expand time spent in the natural world.
Guard against damaging brain stressors that can trigger disorders such as depression and substance abuse.
Examine the potential toxicity of a child's daily schedule.
Increase the time children spend in spiritual process, understanding the mysteries of life, and experiencing joy and a sense of belonging.
A passionate and practical guide, The Wonder of Children puts forth a finely wrought argument for greater attention to the spiritual side of childhood.
Booklist Whatever their religious and spiritual beliefs, parents will appreciate this thoughtful book.
The New Human
Part I: The Soul of the Child
Chapter 1. The Science of the Soul: Proof of the Soul's Existence
Thinking Differently about the Science of the Soul
Seeing the Light
The Science of the Soul
The Soul Right Before Our Eyes
Beyond the Soul/Body Split
Where We Go from Here
Chapter 2. The Soul Grows: Soul Development from Birth to Adulthood
Watch the Light Grow
The Secret Life of a Child
The Human Journey of Individualization
The Science of Soul Growth
Soul Growth, Stress, and Cortisol
Protecting the Light
The Precious Child
Chapter 3. Soul Markings: The Divine Map a Child Is Born With
The Divine Child
Genetics: Soul Markings
Does Your Child Have a Destiny?
What Is Evil?
What Is Death?
Part II: God Is the Child
Chapter 4. The New Human: How Our Thinking Must Change
Unifying the Field
The New Human
The Future of Religion
Bridging the Gap between Soul and Body
The Future of the Child
Chapter 5. Soul Retrieval: The Personal Journey Back to the Soul
The Science of Lost Soul
The Science of Soul Retrieval
The New Human: Putting Children First
Chapter 6. God Is the Child: The Future of the Family
God Needs Us
The Loneliness of the Child
The Future of the Family
The Family of the Future
When God Is the Child
Moving Beyond Individualism
Notes and References
Books That Help Nurture the Soul of the Child
About the Author
Reading Group Guide
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 15th June 2010
Publisher: Atria Books