3 Buddhist Tips for Relating to Children.

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Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis presents…

How to handle the craziness that comes with children, mindfully:

(Waylon insisted we do the videos from his treehouse so the sound is off and doesn’t properly sync with his lips. Sorry!)

The three tips Waylon describes within the video:

1. Chaos—it’s gonna happen. Give children some freedom.
2. Have respect for children.
3. Children are fundamentally good.


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One Response to “3 Buddhist Tips for Relating to Children.”

  1. Linda V. Lewis says:

    It was easy for me to see you, Waylon, as bright and very intelligent, because you were! You learned to read when you were 5 over Christmas vacation! It was a fun puzzle for you to decode words.
    In terms of teaching children, I always tried to respect their intelligence and insight, which is different than mere accumulated knowledge. For the older we get, the more we find "knowledge" is relative. But insight, problem solving, creativity flourish in an atmosphere of encouragement mixed with a bit of playful challenge.
    From a path point of view in child rearing, a timid parent can start with chaos; but from the absolute point of view, which should be easy for parents when they first see their precious, vulnerable child, the natural view is that children are basically good. The challenge is to extend that view of goodness, including respect, to all other human beings.

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