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Tag Archives: parenting

How to communicate

Two sentences are all it took to show me how to communicate effectively. Last month I sat in the kitchen of my daughter's home as she and my son-in-law had a brief conversation about how an unruly child had been dealt with.

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Ask a Buddhist: Kids and narcissism

What I’d like us to consider in this essay are two themes 1) according to the Dharma, we can only liberate ourselves, we can’t transform another person (and if we take a moment to consider the intractability of our own unskillful sankharas—habit formations—it becomes clear that our very best efforts to change ourselves yields slow results); 2) it’s possible that we aren’t raising anyone, but that we are simply in relationship.

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