The Award-Winning Parenting Book that Will Deepen and Sweeten Your Relationship with Your Child.
If you imagined the best possible outcome for your child, what would you foresee? If you could raise your child to lead a life of joy and meaning and cherish you for this gift, would you feel fulfilled?
The unique parenting book from author and mother Laura Ramirez
In Keepers of the Children, Laura Ramirez uses little known Native American spiritual ideas to show parents how to raise children who know their nature, develop their strengths and lead lives of meaning and contribution. By giving your child the tools to create genuine happiness, you give the greatest gift of all.
Keepers of the Children is unlike any parenting book you have read before. Although it uses Native American Indian spirituality, it is for any parent, grandparent or child caretaker (of any creed or color) who is open to ideas that are resourceful and effective in raising healthy, self-directed kids. These ideas will not conflict with your religion because religion is different from spirituality: while religion divides us into separate camps, spirituality unites us.
Why use Native American ideas in parenting your children? The Native American culture has ideas that lend themselves to a nurturing view of parenting, to using Mother Nature to teach children the basics of human nature and to drawing out the unique strengths in every child.
Here's what readers have to say:
"Laura Ramirez is a natural teacher who proclaims that being a parent is a sacred gift and the noblest of enterprises. Contrary to conventional wisdom, she demonstrates that parenting is the decisive influence on children--not genetics or peers or media. Keepers of the Children is destined to contribute to our national dialogue on what it really takes to raise integrated, self-efficacious and joyful children."
--Joe Santoro, Ph.D., Co-Chairman of SLS Health, psychologist and author of The Angry Heart: Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder and Kill the Craving: Overcoming the Desire to Use Drugs and Alcohol.
"Keepers of the Children is an example of a non-Indian application of Native American philosophy to raise children in a multicultural society. We all benefit through shared vision and worldview for balance and oneness."
--Jim Warne, Ogala Lakota, Director of the Center for American Indian Rehabilitation, American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee, Interwork Institute, San Diego State University.
"I found this book delightful to explore. There are endless passages which echo the principles of good discipline. Laura Ramirez' poetic articulation of human development and selfless nurturing, however, deliver instruction in an eloquent and fascinating way."
--Laura Marineau Community Eduation Coordinator for The Children's Cabinet.
"In Keepers of the Children, Ramirez combines her own sound convictions about parenting and child development with ancient wisdom of the Native Americans. The result is a powerful little guide that, I am sure, will help many parents and educators. I recommend it."
--Johann Christoff Arnold, author of Endangered: Your Child in a Hostile World.