I don't know about you, but I warm to the Dalai Lama.
His teachings are universal and all about mindfulness and being kind and compassionate so that's good with me. He says that:
"It is a huge responsibility that parents have in raising children who will save humanity from itself."
I agree wholeheartedly.
Here are 3 parenting tips from the Dalai Lama himself:
1. Do not pass your anxieties and fears onto your children.
Surely that’s impossible right?
I am sad to say that I have done this in spades (sorry kids).
Dealing with anxieties that turn into fear and anger is an ongoing process in most homes.
The Dalai Lama syas that It can be done with the magic word ‘self-awareness’, which enables you to put yourself in another’s shoes and practice
compassion and loving-kindness.
2. Take responsibility.
The Dalai Lama says that this generation needs to take responsibility to change the planet for the better and that with all the information that we have at
hand, we need to put things right NOW.
3. Practice compassion and loving kindness.
Goodness knows I understand that this isn’t easy, but it is a great compass point to follow.
The Dalai Lama states the most basic seed of compassion is the healthy and positive bond
between a child and its parent.
He said that:
"My own mother was always compassionate and kind which made me the man I am today."
He says that love is the most important nourishment of all.
I feel like the whole world needs more love and nourishment and that the best place to start doing this is at home. How about you?
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