„Observarea de sine”
Good Company will publish soon a few books. Among the first translated books you will find a very good one called "Conscious Parenting" written by Lee Lozowick and translated by Irina Margareta Nistor. We invite you at the launching event and seminar wich will be held at Seeds for Happiness Center in Bucharest as follows:
Friday, August, 3 between 19,00h - 21,00h: BOOK LAUNCHING ”Conscious Parenting” and SEMINAR PRESENTATION. The book in Romanian can be purchased at the launching event at Seeds for Happiness Center in Bucharest and online at www.goodcompany.ro
Saturday and Sunday, August 4&5, between 10,00h - 17,00h: SEMINAR ”Conscious Parenting and Conscious Relationships” led by four senior practitioners of the Western Baul Path, who each worked intensely for 15 - 30 years under the direct guidance of Lee Lozowick - Mirabai Lodro, Rose Volckhausen, Mary Young and Sharana Lhaksham. A seminar to integrate spiritual principles in ordinary life, addressed to parents, teachers, singles, anyone who cares for children and teenagers, as well as students and practitioners of any spiritual path, to anyone who wishes to understand himself and his childhood and who wants to live truly as an grown up individual.
Details about the book:
Anyone who cares for children needs to attend to the essential message of this book: that the first two years are the most crucial time in a child's education and development, and that children learn to be healthy and 'whole' by living with healthy, whole adults. This is not your run-of-the-mill parenting book. Lee Lozowick decribes the status quo of much contemporary thinking and practice with regard to children. His words have common-sense appeal, but offer no sweet consolation to those who are unwilling to make their parenting responsibilities a top priority in their lives. Lozowick is a child advocate who has worked with parents and children for the past twenty-five years.
“The first two years are the most crucial time in a child’s education and development.“
Parental role-modeling is the most essential component in child raising, says author and child-advocate Lee Lozowick. We can’t give our kids what we don’t have ourselves! He invites parents and educators to examine areas of unconsciousness in their own lives, pointing out how these can jeopardize a child’s well-being, and presents a strong case for making parenting a substantial part of one’s spiritual practice throughout the child raising years.
The book begins with a discussion of conscious conception and continues with a treatment of conscious pregnancy, birth and bonding. Lozowick, like so many other child advocates, stresses the importance of breastfeeding and keeping the infant “in arms” especially in the first two years of life. Giving children this optimal start is absolutely vital to their mental, emotional and physical health and well-being.
Later chapters include such relevant topics as honesty in our communication with children; our use of language as the descriptor of reality; an holistic context of education and the homeschooling alternative; and play, emotions, and energy management.
Lee Lozowick is a father and a dedicated child advocate. As a spiritual teacher for an intentional community based in both the USA and Europe for the past 35 years, he has worked with hundreds of parents and children in both day-to-day and crisis situations. He is author of over 20 books, many translated into French, German and Spanish.
Leading with the belief that ”you can't give your, children what you don't have yourself”, author Lee Lozowick urges parents to wake up to their responsibilities to role-model life positive values and to have the courage to admit that their unconscious habits and desires for comfort power or convenience injure their children's health and development, security and happiness.
This is a tough, potentially life-altering book for parents and educators who want a true, conscious culture for their children and who seek to bring greater awareness, kindness, generosity, honesty and compassion to their child care.
Lozowick blends his helpful advice and practical wisdom with a passionate appeal to parents and the culture at large to "wake up" to their responsibilities as role models.
He discusses on a wide rage of parenting issues, including:
• Conscious conception
• Adult language and its effects upon children
• Reasonable and effective boundaries for children
• Honesty with children
• The father's role
• Genuine love and affection for children
Here are some book reviews:
"I loved this book. The passage about breastfeeding is incredible. As a pediatrician, I have been struggling for many years to put into words these ideas treated so eloquently by Lee Lozowick." -- Charles R. Attwood, M.D., FAAP
"A useful guide for parents who are seriously willing to look at their own behaviors and how these affect the health and happiness of their children." -- John W. Travis, M.D., MPH, co-author: Wellness Workbook
“Conscious parenting, C3 I called it (conscious child caring), a very well structured method. When more people will discover and read it, we will have fewer and fewer poor raised children, so it will not harm at all to read it “ – Irina Nistor, translator of Romanian eddition.
"I have read this book many times, and always find something new, and evaluating it, time and time again in different ways, which is amazing in itself. Most parenting books I scan, and think, yeah, mostly common sense and never read again.
The first and most important thing to me is its subject. There are hundred of books on spirituality out there, and I have a few of them myself - but how many mention children? Virtually none. So I find it quite frustrating often, this lack of spiritual application to our lives with our children. With many books on spirituality, I'm afraid its somehow assumed they (children) don't exist, that we're all ready to "drop everything" and do a meditation, a retreat or whatever, which is fine if you haven't children or if they have grown up, but what if you have a toddler like me?
In my opinion this book does set some kind of Gold standard: its original, alive and passionate, often full of common sense, sometimes taking a very relaxed approach, and it does really set the groundwork basics of being a parent to young children from an alternative view. his knowledge and insight is often very interesting and he doesn't have the kind of Do This, 1, 2 3, kind of approach which make many parenting books both tedious and for parents.
So I highly recommend this book, whether you find it agreeable or not, i believe it is very thought-provoking about what passes for mainstream childcare 'out there' and I found it also generally inspiring." - a reader
"If you are looking for a book that will allow you to justify mediocre parenting--this is not it. If you are looking for a book that will say "Don't feel guilty for making your child sacrifice her needs to yours"--this is not it. If you are looking for a book that says you can raise a happy, healthy child by pulling them out of the crib, sticking a bottle in their mouth and shuttling them off to daycare--THIS IS NOT IT!
With that said, this book is a deep and honest look at how the way we parent affects our children. It covers most every conceivable parenting issue, giving real insight and practical advice. But don't expect to be spoonfed! Conscious Parenting teaches that to raise a whole child, you must be a whole parent. To do so, you must be willing to take a hard, honest look at yourself. It can be very unsettling to see how many neurosis we have developed since (or because of) our own childhoods.
The book reads easily. Lozowick is down to earth, reflective and funny. His life experience and sincerely make this book much more than just another parenting manual--this book will help you become the parent you wish your parents were--conscious ones. I have read this book four times, and recommend it to everyone!" - a reader
The Context for Conscious Parenting:
(excerpt from chapter 1)
”The RESPONSIBILITY of being with children either in an official capacity as a teacher or parent, or simply as a friend or companion, is literally a responsibility for the future of humankind. What we model for children, how we treat them, how we parent them, is more than important—it is absolutely vital to their mental, emotional and physical health and well-being and to that of the earth itself (and beyond, as we develop the technology for space travel and extraterrestrial exploration).”