William C. Martin has freshly reinterpreted the Tao Te Ching to speak directly and clearly to the most difficult of modern tasks — parenting. With its combination of free verse and judicious advice, The Parent’s Tao Te Ching addresses the great themes that permeate the Tao and that support loving parent- child relationships: responding without judgment, emulating natural processes, and balancing between doing and being.
A masterpiece. William Martin captures the essence of what it means to raise a child. Urgently needed, this precious book lifts parenting to new heights — Judy Ford, author of Wonderful Ways to Love a Child and Wonderful Ways to Be a Family
I loved William Martin’s The Parent’s Tao Te Ching. Advocating patience, compassion, simplicity, and parental awareness, these ancient lessons allow mothers and fathers to quietly reflect on their own selfhood, then to see and respond to their children’s authentic selves. Every parent should keep this book on their bedside table to read and re-read as they negotiate the tumultuous reality of family life — Virginia Beane Rutter, Jungian analyst and author of Celebrating Girls: Nurturin and Empowering Our Daughters
If ever there was an undertaking that could use every bit of ancient wisdom available it is parenting, and William Martin’s The Parent’s Tao Te Ching consistently and elegantly brings us back to the beautiful depths of this most honored role — Will Glennon, author of Fathering and 200 Ways to Raise a Girl’s Self-esteem
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