July 30, 2013 - Reno, NV -- In 2004, Laura Ramirez published what was to be an award-winning book and a great source of wisdom and support for parents throughout America and further afield. Now almost a decade later, "Keepers of the Children: Native American Wisdom and Parenting" continues to attract great reviews, especially amongst Native Americans looking to reconnect with traditional values.
Ms. Ramirez has a degree in psychology and a strong connection with Native American culture though her marriage. Following several years of in-depth research, "Keepers of the Children: Native American Wisdom and Parenting" was written to help parents truly connect and understand their children. With this new found knowledge, parents have the opportunity to provide their children with the right tools to focus on their strengths and to develop into happy, productive individuals.
Written with passion and insight, this book offers a unique combination of spirituality and deep understanding of the needs of children. Keepers of the Children: Native American Wisdom and Parenting explores ideas of raising children with a strong native cultural influence. These concepts are based on core values of inclusiveness, stewardship, appreciation, understanding and respect for the world of nature. This foundation in spirituality transcends all cultures and religions, creating no boundaries and adding value to all lives.
While this book will provide invaluable insights for all parents, it holds special meaning for Native Americans. As an ICWA (Indian Child Welfare Act) director, Mr. Bishop explains: "This is a practical book with an inspirational and common sense look at raising any child but especially raising a Native American child. It gives foundation and tips when there is no one else to guide you."
The acknowledgement of the importance and value of Native American teachings is deeply embedded in the text, providing a rich and fruitful guide to raising children. Mr. Bishop elaborates further: "As an ICWA Director for a local tribe, I found the book as a clear look into the sensitivity of tradition and being part of your child's life forever."
Ironically, for the most part, the modern doctrine of parenthood has become far removed from nurturing and guiding children to reaching their full potential. Ms. Ramirez believes that parenting is more than simply being a mother or father: "The premise for Keepers of the Children: Native American Wisdom and Parenting lies in the acknowledgement that each child is born unique and it's the parents' job to help children discover and develop the special gifts and talents that they can bring to the table as adults."
Rather than presenting a critical insight into what parents are doing wrong, Ms. Ramirez uses a blend of psychology and little-known Native American methods to provide practical, thought-provoking strategies to help parents empower and nurture children. This book explores human nature and development that goes beyond 'western' and Native American cultures, thus appealing to parents from all backgrounds.
Keepers of the Children: Native American Wisdom and Parenting uses ancient native knowledge to teach parents how to help children discover their unique nature and how to make good choices based on their strengths. Understanding and utilizing these unique qualities allows children to grow into fulfilled adults.
Not only does Keepers of the Children: Native American Wisdom and Parenting help to nurture and effectively support children, it's also a journey of self-discovery for parents. By applying the principles set out by Ms. Ramirez, it's possible to become a better parent and establish a much stronger relationship with your children.
This Native American parenting book is used in parenting programs on reservations across the U.S. and Canada. The author also does keynote speeches and two-day parenting workshops.
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Laura Ramirez is the author of the award-winning book, "Keepers of the Children: Native American Wisdom and Parenting", which is used in parenting programs across the U.S. and Canada. Ms. Ramirez is also a keynote speaker and workshop leader.
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