Few books among the many available consider parenting from the spiritual perspective. In The Skilled Profession of Child-Rearing, Sri Daya Mata provides practical guidance for applying Paramahansa Yogananda’s how-to-live principles to the daily challenges of raising healthy and well-adjusted children. “The best chance for success in raising children is if the parents themselves set the right standards by their own example. Children need to see that the results of those standards imposed on them are beneficial. When guidance is given by example, and with love and understanding, it will enhance the karmic good already present in the children from their past lives, and provide opportunity for further growth.”
The Skilled Profession of Child-Rearing is one of a series of booklets presenting inspiring and practical guidance from the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi, on how to live in a spiritually harmonious way—with grace, simplicity, and with an inner equanimity in the face of life’s seeming contradictions.