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may all be healthy, happy, at ease in their body, at home in the world




Skillful Parenting


Meditation for Children




Karma Kids: Answering Everyday Parenting Questions with Buddhist Wisdom
by Greg Holden

Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting
by Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn

Parenting from Your Heart: Sharing the Gifts of Compassion, Connection, and Choice
by Inbal Kashtan

Buddhism for Mothers of Schoolchildren: Finding Calm in the Chaos of the School Years
by Sarah Napthali

If the Buddha Had Kids: Raising Children to Create a More Peaceful World
by Charlotte Kasl

Buddha Mom
by Jacqueline Kramer

Buddhism for Mothers: A Calm Approach to Caring for Yourself and Your Children
by Sarah Napthali

Buddhism for Mothers of Young Children: Becoming a Mindful Parent
by Sarah Napthali

Meditating with Children
by Deborah Rozman

Zen Parenting: The Art of Learning What You Already Know
by Judith Costello and Jurgen Haver

Momma Zen: Walking the Crooked Path of Motherhood
by Karen Maezen Miller

Raising Children Compassionately: Parenting the Nonviolent Communication Way
by Marshall B. Rosenberg

Nonviolent Communication: a Language of Life
by Marshall B. Rosenberg

Nonviolent Communication Companion Workbook: A Practical Guide for Individual, Group, or Classroom Study
by Lucy Leu



Dharma Family Treasures: Sharing Buddhism with Children
by Sandy Eastoak

Sensational Meditation for Children: Child-Friendly Meditation Techniques based on The Five Senses
by Sarah Wood Vallely

The Mindful Child: How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate
by Susan K Greenland

Child's Mind: Mindfulness Practices to Help Our Children Be More Focused, Calm, and Relaxed
by Christopher Willard

Mindful Movements: Ten Exercises for Well-Being
by Thich Nhat Hanh

Baby Buddhas: A Guide for Teaching Meditation to Children
by Lisa Desmond

Teaching Meditation to Children : A Practical Guide to the Use and Benefits of Meditation Techniques
by David Fontana and Ingrid Slack

Meditation for Kids: (And Other Beings)
by Laurie Fisher Huck

The Family Meditation Book
by Kerry Maclean

Present Moment Wonderful Moment: Mindfulness Verses for Daily Living
by Thich Nhat Hanh

Each Breath A Smile
by Thich Nhat Hanh

A Pebble for Your Pocket
by Thich Nhat Hanh

Meditating With Children - The Art of Concentration and Centering
by Deborah Rozman

Please Help Me Learn Who I Am
by Barry Boyce



Buddha at Bedtime: Tales of Love and Wisdom for You to Read with Your Child to Enchant, Enlighten and Inspire
by Dharmachari Nagaraja

Peaceful Piggy Meditation
by Kerry Lee Maclean

Moody Cow Meditates
by Kerry Lee MacLean

The Hungry Tigress
by Rafe Martin

The Monkey Bridge
by Rafe Martin

One Hand Clapping: Zen Stories for All Ages
by Rafe Martin

Mysterious Tales of Japan
by Rafe Martin

Rafe Martin Tells His Children’s Books (audio CD)
by Rafe Martin

Animal Dreaming: Encounters in the Natural World (audio CD)
by Rafe Martin

The Banyan Deer - A Parable of Courage & Compassion
by Rafe Martin

Haiku Mama
by Kari Anne Roy

Starbright - Meditations
by Maureen Garth

Kindness: A Treasury of Buddhist Wisdom for Children and Parents
by Sarah Conover and Valerie Wahl

Buddhist Animal Wisdom Stories
by Mark W. McGinnis

Buddha Stories
by Demi

One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale
by Demi

I Once Was a Monkey: Stories Buddha Told
by Jeanne Lee

The Mouse & the Buddha
by Kathryn Price

Anh's Anger
by Gail Silver and Christiane Kromer

Tibetan Tales for Little Buddhas
by Naomi C. Rose and Sang Tenzin

Under the Rose Apple Tree
by Thich Nhat Hanh

A Pebble for Your Pocket
by Thick Nhat Hanh



Taking Our Places: The Buddhist Path to Truly Growing Up
by Norman Fischer

Wide Awake: A Buddhist Guide for Teens
by Diana Winston

Buddha in Your Backpack: Everyday Buddhism for Teens
by Franz Metcal

Blue Jean Buddha: Voices of Young Buddhists
by Sumi Loundon

The Buddha's Apprentices: More Voices of Young Buddhists
by Sumi Loundon



Nyingje: Tibetan Buddhist Resources for Kids from Julia King Tamang

Family Buddhism website

Rafe Martin storyteller