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The Wonder of Children : Nurturing the Souls of Our Sons and Daughters - Michael Gurian

The Wonder of Children

Nurturing the Souls of Our Sons and Daughters

eBook Published: 15th June 2010
ISBN: 9781451604108
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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.

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Booklist Whatever their religious and spiritual beliefs, parents will appreciate this thoughtful book.


Introduction

A Vision

The Book

The New Human


Part I: The Soul of the Child

Chapter 1. The Science of the Soul: Proof of the Soul's Existence

The Monitors

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

Flowering

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


Epilogue

Notes and References

Books That Help Nurture the Soul of the Child

About the Author

Index

Reading Group Guide

ISBN: 9781451604108
ISBN-10: 1451604106
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 15th June 2010
Publisher: Atria Books