Buddhism for Mothers of Young Children
Originally published as "Buddhism for Mothers with Lingering Questions".
For all mothers who loved the simplicity, clarity and warmth of the bestselling Buddhism for Mothers, comes the book which answers the next lot of questions. Now the mother of a toddler and a primary school-aged child, Sarah Napthali writes of the next stage of the parenting journey.
Sarah Napthali is on to the next stage of the parenting journey. Juggling working from home, managing a family and worrying about whether she'll ever have a future career, Sarah is now the mother of seven-year-old Zac and the unrelentingly naughty four-year-old Alex. While she's no longer changing nappies or carrying babies, she is contending with the next lot of parenting challenges that every mother will be able to relate to.
In her clear and engaging way, Sarah takes us on a journey through the challenges (and joys!) of raising children, using Buddhist teachings and principles to help her answer the eternal questions of mothers everywhere: Who am I? Who are my children? Where am I going? And how can I do my best by my children and myself? Writing from personal experience, and weaving in stories from other mothers throughout her narrative, Sarah shows us how spiritual and mindful parenting can help all mothers to be more open, attentive and content.
Sarah's first book, Buddhism for Mothers, has sold over 40,000 copies to mothers who practise Buddhism as well as to those who've never opened a Buddhist book in their lives.
1. Where am I?
2. Where am I going?
3. Who am I?
4. Who are my children?
5. Is this all?
6. What does this moment require?
7. What can I do about all the housework?
8. Can I change my ways?
9. How do I handle my negativity?
10. How can I be my best?
Appendix 1: The teaching on emptiness
Appendix 2: Article about Subhana