Wisdom Publication is showcasing two titles that offer advice about life: Brave Parenting: A Buddhist Inspired Guide to Raising Resilient Children by Krissy Pozatek (Mar.) and Don’t Worry, Be Grumpy: Inspiring Stories for Making the Most of Each Moment by Ajahn Brahm (Oct.).
“We’re very excited about Brave Parenting,” says Lydia Anderson, marketing and promotions manager. “Krissy writes that parents don’t need to hover and overprotect their children from everything, because that can end up hurting them. She says that letting them face small struggles allows them to grow more resilient and stronger, so when they face a big obstacle they can face it, overcome it, and continue moving on.”
The book, says Anderson, offers lessons about parenting in general that apply across the board and to parents of children of all ages. “It’s hard when a parent sees a child struggling; we want to rush in to pick them up, but we need to let them pick themselves up,” she says. “It’s about finding that balance.” Krissy will sign the book today, 10:30–11:30 a.m., at the Wisdom booth (2746).
Wisdom will also give away galleys of Don’t Worry, Be Grumpy: Inspiring Stories for Making the Most of Each Moment by Ajahn Brahm, who is currently living at a Buddhist monastery in Australia. “Brahm is very funny; he provides a lot of levity and a little toilet humor in his writing,” says Anderson. “What Brahm does very well is introduce ideas found in Buddhism, but also found in life in general. These are lessons we should all know and remember, such as being nice to people,” Anderson adds. “Readers don’t need a background in religious studies, or even know about Buddhism, to appreciate his writing.”