The Spiritual Child

The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving
Author: Dr. Lisa Miller
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250032911
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 400
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In The Spiritual Child, psychologist Lisa Miller presents the next big idea in psychology: the science and the power of spirituality. She explains the clear, scientific link between spirituality and health and shows that children who have a positive, active relationship to spirituality: * are 40% less likely to use and abuse substances * are 60% less likely to be depressed as teenagers * are 80% less likely to have dangerous or unprotected sex * have significantly more positive markers for thriving including an increased sense of meaning and purpose, and high levels of academic success. Combining cutting-edge research with broad anecdotal evidence from her work as a clinical psychologist to illustrate just how invaluable spirituality is to a child's mental and physical health, Miller translates these findings into practical advice for parents, giving them concrete ways to develop and encourage their children's—as well as their own—well-being. In this provocative, conversation-starting book, Dr. Miller presents us with a pioneering new way to think about parenting our modern youth.

The Handbook of Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence


Author: Pamela Ebstyne King,Peter L. Benson,Linda Wagener
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761930785
Category: Psychology
Page: 543
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The Handbook of Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence breaks new ground by articulating the state of knowledge in the area of childhood and adolescent spiritual development. Featuring a rich array of theory and research from an international assortment of leading social scientists in multiple disciplines, this book represents work from diverse traditions and approaches – making it an invaluable resource for scholars across a variety of disciplines and organizations.

Las siete leyes espirituales para padres

Oriente a sus hijos hacia el éxito y la realización
Author: Deepak Chopra
Publisher: Editorial Edaf, S.L.
ISBN: 9788441403093
Category: Self-Help
Page: 160
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A la luz de Las siete leyes espirituales del éxito -un acontecimiento excepcional con más de 1.600.000 ejemplares vendidos en todo el mundo-, su autor recibió miles de cartas de padres de todos los países que responden al creciente interés por la formación de los hijos, expresándole su deseo de conocer la forma de transmitirles los principios expuestos en el libro. Esta obra es la respuesta a dichas solicitudes. Comienza con una reflexión sobre el don de ser padres, y luego explica el modo de practicar las Siete Leyes Espirituales en familia y cómo enseñarlas a los niños según sus edades. Este libro logra hacer vivir en el lector la naturaleza espiritual de la comunión con la familia, y le permite compartir con los suyos la riqueza infinita de la inocencia, la sabiduría y el amor.

Recovery of Your Inner Child

The Highly Acclaimed Method for Liberating Your Inner Self
Author: Lucia Capacchione
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671701355
Category: Psychology
Page: 288
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Explains how to experience at first hand the portion of one's personality that feels emotions and is playful, and tells how to use this experience for personal healing

Cómo triunfan los niños

Determinación, curiosidad y el poder del carácter
Author: Paul Tough
Publisher: Palabra
ISBN: 8490610894
Category: Education
Page: 272
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Existe la creencia popular -y quizá científica- de que el éxito va unido a la inteligencia. Paul Tough demuestra en este magistral estudio cómo los mecanismos del éxito tienen que ver con un conjunto diverso de cualidades: la perseverancia, el autocontrol, la curiosidad, la meticulosidad, la resolución y la autoconfianza. Los economistas se refieren a ellas como habilidades no cognitivas, los psicólogos las llaman rasgos de personalidad y el resto las denomina carácter. Un excelente libro que explora los últimos descubrimientos de la neurociencia, la educación y la psicología. El autor recopila las teorías de una nueva generación de investigadores y educadores que por fin utilizan los instrumentos de la ciencia para descubrir los misterios del carácter. Este provocativo y esperanzador libro tiene la capacidad de cambiar la forma en la que criamos a nuestros hijos, dirigimos nuestros colegios y construimos la sociedad. "Me gustaría poder poner este libro tan compacto, potente, claro y buen escrito y ponerlo en manos de todos los padres, profesores y políticos. Su mensaje central es una idea electrizante por su originalidad y optimismo: es el carácter -no las habilidades cognitivas- lo fundamental para el éxito, y puede ser enseñado. Este libro cambiará tu forma de pensar sobre los niños. Pero más que eso: te llenarás de ideas de lo que podría hacerse". - Alex Kotlowitz, autor de There Are No Children Here. "Criar hijos para que tengan éxito no es un juego de azar. Hay nuevas ideas, muy poderosas, sobre cómo ayudarles a prosperar; innovaciones que han transformado escuelas, hogares y vidas. Paul Tough ha buceado en la ciencia, se ha entrevistado con expertos y ha escrito un manual de instrucciones para todos nosotros". - Charles Duhigg, autor de El poder de los hábitos. "Décadas de investigación fascinante maravillosamente descritas en el nuevo libro de Paul Tough. Su ensayo puede habitar de largo en las listas de libros más vendidos". - Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times. Paul Tough (1967): Es un escritor, locutor y periodista canadiense. En 1988 se mudó a los Estados Unidos para trabajar en Harper's Magazine, y luego regresó a la radio como editor y presentador del programa This American Life a mediados de los años 90, justo antes de volver a Canadá para ser el editor del Saturday Night en 1998. Allí solo estuvo 2 años, pues en 2000 volvió a Estados Unidos para fundar la revista online Open Letters. Es autor de varios libros y de numerosos artículos acerca de la infancia, el character, la educación, la pobreza... en New York Times Magazine y The New Yorker. Comenzó con una serie sobre los problemas de los niños en el Harlem; luego narró el desastre del Katrina, que dejó a los más desfavorecidos en unas condiciones muy precarias, y donde los niños no tenían casa ni escuela a la que acudir. También ha escrito para las revistas Slate, GQ, Esquire, y The New Yorker. Con Cómo triunfan los niños ha estado en el TOP 10 de los libros del año en 2012 según la revista People.

Encouraging Your Child's Spiritual Intelligence


Author: Mollie Painton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439116873
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 192
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More and more children are expressing spiritual qualities, and parents, caregivers, pediatricians, teachers, and therapists are increasingly taking notice of children's spiritual lives. Mollie Painton, Psy.D., a well-known child therapist, helps parents understand this phenomenon in the framework of spiritual intelligence. By understanding this concept, we can honor our children's gifts and develop our own spiritual intelligence along the way. Any parent whose child has had an imaginary friend, talked with a deceased relative, or been receptive to the pain and emotion of others will find guidance and inspiration in Encouraging your Child's Spiritual Intelligence. Dr. Painton's thoughtful quizzes and advice provide added support and insight throughout the book. Adults, who have had their own spiritual experiences in childhood dismissed, will rediscover their original spiritual connection and become valuable spiritual partners with their children.

Nurturing Child and Adolescent Spirituality

Perspectives from the World's Religious Traditions
Author: Karen-Marie Yust,Aostre N. Johnson,Sandy Eisenberg Sasso
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742544635
Category: Religion
Page: 503
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Nurturing Child and Adolescent Spirituality: Perspectives from the World's Religious Traditions provides a forum for prominent religious scholars to examine the state of religious knowledge and theological reflection on spiritual development in childhood and adolescence. Featuring essays from thinkers representing the world's major religious traditions, the book introduces new voices, challenges assumptions, raises new questions, and broadens the base of knowledge and investment in this important domain of life. Nurturing Child and Adolescent Spirituality will set the stage for new waves of scholarship and dialogue within and across traditions, disciplines, and cultures that will enrich understanding and strengthen how the world's religious traditions, and others, understand and cultivate the spiritual lives of children and adolescents around the globe.

St. Therese of Lisieux Spouse and Victim


Author: Cliff Ermatinger
Publisher: ICS Publications
ISBN: 0935216359
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 109
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On Christmas Eve, 1886, a young girl, Thrse Martin, received special grace. Although it was the littleness of the Christ Child that reached out to this girl and taught her to give up the defects of childhood, the grace was by no means small. Her long bout with scruples and empty fears was not completely over, yet in her own words, "since that night I have never been defeated in any combat, but rather walked from victory to victory." Such was her experience of God's mercy that she decided then and there to give her life to the mission of converting sinners. This book by Cliff Ermatinger presents us with deep theological insights into the meaning of the seemingly simple life and journey of St. Thrse of Lisieux.This little book treats of a love story that began on January 4, 1873, the day of Therese's baptism. On that day God began to court the soul of this little girl who would remain just that a little girl. She would also learn to correspond with her baptismal grace, thus maturing into a strong-willed woman and ultimately into the faithful bride of her divine Spouse.Her formal relationship with Christ and her new insertion into his life began fittingly on Christmas. Also fittingly, her relationship with him on earth ended on Calvary. Tracing St. Thrse of Lisieux's life, we discover that she begins with the life of grace, going from child of God to child in the Son. She then advances to a theological existence; from theological existence to union; and from union to its culmination in espousals with Christ: the ordinary terminus of the spiritual life to which everyone is called. Having arrived at such union with the divine Spouse, Thrse was next inducted into the victimhood of Christ. The author then examines the relation between the type of victimhood St. Thrse experienced and the type of sin she was expiating: atheism.

The Spirit of the Child

Revised Edition
Author: David Hay
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846424731
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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Spirituality is increasingly acknowledged to be an essential part of child development. David Hay argues for the inclusion of spiritual awareness as a cross-curricular element in the school syllabus to promote the development of morality and social cohesion. While culturally constructed pressures and the decline in institutional religion have led to the suppression of spiritual expression, children are, the author maintains, capable of profound and meaningful beliefs from an early age. A three-year research study into young children's spirituality and its survival value informs Hay's view that spirituality in education needs to overcome traditional approaches and should adopt a theory of spirituality that includes religion but is not confined to it. This stimulating book will encourage educators, parents and others involved in teaching children to consider new approaches to foster children's natural spiritual development.

Elere-Omo

The Spirit Child
Author: Wale Sasamura Owoeye
Publisher: Pipit Inc.
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 42
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Elere-Omo (The Spirit-Child) is a monograph made to espouse an aspect of Yoruba culture relating to persons fated to have alliance with spiritual confraternity that have influence on their corporeal existence on earth. Alternatively referred to as Abiku, Emere or Elegbe-Omo, the phenomenon of persons having predetermined ties with extra-terrestrial confraternity that exacts devotion and propitiation from the spirit-child is still extant in Africa and in the Diaspora. It is hoped that at the end of this highly insightful book, the reader will emerge more enlightened about these special class of children gifted to the world for special purposes.

Spiritual Abuse

A Story of Spiritual Child and Relationship Abuse
Author: William Bentonetti
Publisher: Booktango
ISBN: 1468923781
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: N.A
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Spiritual Abuse is a three part novel about two teenagers from two different families who are the victims of abuse. Teaming up to investigate their parents' pasts in order to learn the reasons for their parents' behavior, they discover shocking secrets that force them into a world of worse physical and mental dangers that they never imagined possible. Violence, sex, lies, drugs, kidnapping, murder and deception are but a few of the many obstacles that these two teens must deal with before reaching the goal of finding out what is going on. What they find is so shocking that nearly every second in this period of their lives ticks by with mystery. Each character in this novel is unique with a role to play in the intricate web of child abuse and relationships. Hopefully, this novel will arouse some to take action to finally eradicate all forms of abuse from the face of this planet forever.

The Spiritual Life of Children


Author: Robert Coles
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547524641
Category: Religion
Page: 384
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A look at faith through the voices of children from varied religious backgrounds, by the Pulitzer-winning author of The Moral Intelligence of Children. A New York Times Notable Book What do children think about when they consider God, Heaven and Hell, the value of life in the here and now, and the inevitability of death? Child psychiatrist, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, and Harvard professor Robert Coles spent thirty years interviewing hundreds of children—from South America and Europe to Africa and the Middle East—who are developing concepts of faith even as they struggle to understand its contradictions. Be they Catholic or Protestant, Jewish children from Boston, Pakistani children in London, agnostics, Native Americans, or young Christians in the American South, they offer honest, enlightening and sometimes startling ideas of a spiritual existence. A Hopi girl who knows for a fact that we are resurrected as birds; an African American child who believes God exists as a hurricane to “blow away” drug dealers; a young Christian who needs his faith to cope with the death of his sister, lest she be just “a big heartache to us till the day we die”; and a Tennessee child who rationalizes his belief by admitting that “if there's no God, that's all there is, ashes.” The Spiritual Life of Children is “a remarkable book. The generosity of vision that characterizes Dr. Coles's enterprise enables him to create a climate where words of great beauty and truthfulness can be spoken.” —The New York Times

Raising Spiritual Children

Cultivating a Revelatory Life
Author: Patricia Mapes,Greg Mapes
Publisher: Orbital Book Group
ISBN: 0984076700
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 196
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Raising Spiritual Children is a practical resource for parents who want to raise their children to be whole, healthy, and capable of using their spiritual gifts with wisdom.• What does it mean to have spiritual gifting? • How can we help our children learn to operate in a gifting that we ourselves may not have? • Why is nurturing courage so important? • What do we do when their dreams come to pass — especially if they are dreams about negative events in the future? This book answers these questions and many more. Not only will it help parents, grandparents, and spiritual mentors raise their children, but it will also help nurture readers' hearts. For more information, visit the book website, www.raisingspiritualchildrenbook.com.

Sed de Dios

meditaciones de un hedonista cristiano
Author: N.A
Publisher: ANDAMIO
ISBN: 9788487940590
Category:
Page: 176
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THE SPIRITUAL DIARY Of A NINE-YEAR-OLD CHILD


Author: Kasara
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 2897280107
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 171
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In her first book, The Spiritual Diary of a Nine-Year-Old Child, in all simplicity, Kasara, daughter of the bestselling Authors Kaya & Christiane Muller, offers us her own true experience. This inspired work helps us better understand the new generation of children, called Indigo, Aquarius or Star children. They are arriving on Earth and shaking up the way we perceive human existence. In the words of a child, this young author leads us to Universal Knowledge and introduces us to a multidimensional view of life. This book, written by a child, is a gift of beautiful messages and teachings addressed to all children on Earth, both young and old. It is also a book that our inner child will want to read and reread.

Joining Children on the Spiritual Journey

Nurturing a Life of Faith
Author: Catherine Stonehouse
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 1585583111
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 240
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Understanding how a child's faith forms is crucial to knowing how adults can most significantly enhance the child's spiritual development. This book provides parents, teachers, and Christian education leaders with valuable insights into spiritual formation during childhood. With a biblical perspective as a starting point and a recognition of the crucial role of both the family and the faith community, Stonehouse reviews important contributions from noted child development experts Erik Erikson, Jean Piaget, Lawrence Kohlberg, and James Fowler. This overview gives insight into the processes of psychosocial, cognitive, and moral development in children and adolescents. Stonehouse concludes with solid guidelines for designing children's ministries. By carefully "setting the stage" through liturgy, sacred stories, and parables, Christian educators can help children meet with God. Quiet times of "godly play," carefully adapted to the age level of the child, enable adults to join with children on the journey toward deeper intimacy with God.

Listening to Children on the Spiritual Journey

Guidance for Those Who Teach and Nurture
Author: Catherine Stonehouse,Scottie May
Publisher: Baker Academic
ISBN: 9781441212030
Category: Religion
Page: 192
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How do children experience and understand God? How can adults help children grow their life of faith? Throughout more than a decade of field research, children's spirituality experts Catherine Stonehouse and Scottie May listened to children talk about their relationships with God, observed children and their parents in learning and worship settings, and interviewed adults about their childhood faith experiences. This accessibly written book weaves together their findings to offer a glimpse of the spiritual responsiveness and potential of children. Through case studies, it provides insight into children's perceptions of God and how they process their faith. In addition, the book suggests how parents, teachers, and ministry leaders can more effectively relate to and work with children and pre-adolescents to nurture their faith, offering a helpful picture of adults and children on the spiritual journey together.

The Spiritual Guidance of Children

Montessori, Godly Play, and the Future
Author: Jerome W. Berryman
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819228400
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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This new book is an important "history-of-traditions" work in which Godly Play founder Jerome Berryman re-visions religious education as spiritual guidance and traces the history of Montessori religious education through four generations. Berryman then highlights the development of the Godly Play approach to spiritual guidance within this context and concludes with thoughts about the fifth generation and the future of the tradition.

Elere-Omo

The Spirit Child
Author: Wale Sasamura Owoeye
Publisher: Pipit Inc.
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 42
View: 5056
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Elere-Omo (The Spirit-Child) is a monograph made to espouse an aspect of Yoruba culture relating to persons fated to have alliance with spiritual confraternity that have influence on their corporeal existence on earth. Alternatively referred to as Abiku, Emere or Elegbe-Omo, the phenomenon of persons having predetermined ties with extra-terrestrial confraternity that exacts devotion and propitiation from the spirit-child is still extant in Africa and in the Diaspora. It is hoped that at the end of this highly insightful book, the reader will emerge more enlightened about these special class of children gifted to the world for special purposes.