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Little Sprouts and the Dao of Parenting - Ancient Chinese Philosophy and the Art of Raising Mindful, Resilient, and Compassionate Kids

English · Hardback

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The ancient Chinese philosopher Mencius compared children to tender sprouts. Like sprouts, a child's character, tendencies, virtues and vices are observable, and ever-changing.

A practical parenting manual, philosophical reflection on the relationship between parent and child, and necessary response to modern stereotypes of Chinese parenting, Little Sprouts reconsiders cultural definitions of success and explores how we might support and nourish young people. Engaging deeply with foundational Daoist and Confucian thinkers, Erin Cline offers accessible, provocative musings on key parenting issues and helps us grow into better parents of joyful, fulfilled children.

About the author

Erin Cline is a professor of comparative ethics at Georgetown University, a senior research fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, and a mother of three. The author of four books that explore Chinese philosophy and theology, she lives in Washington, DC, with her family.


A philosopher and mother mines classic Daoist texts of Chinese philosophy for wisdom relevant to today's parents.

Product details

Authors Erin Cline
Publisher WW Norton & Co
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 31.12.2020
EAN 9780393652314
ISBN 978-0-393-65231-4
No. of pages 256
Dimensions 216 mm x 150 mm x 26 mm
Weight 378 g
Subjects Guides > Self-help, everyday life > Family
Humanities, art, music > Psychology > Applied psychology

Ratgeber: Kinderbetreuung und Erziehung, FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / General, Family / Parenting / Childbirth, FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Life Stages / School Age, PHILOSOPHY / Taoist

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