by Tsolagiu M. A. Ruizrazo
Children who are taught to respect the web of life can discover their individual purpose and together restore harmony to human relations and balance to Mother Earth. So declares RuizRazo, who draws on the Cherokee Nation?s earliest teachings to show prospective parents of all cultures and traditions how to go about this critical task. Practical wisdom, interwoven with insights into the forces of nature, offers assistance each step of the way?from the time before conception through the years of parenting a teenager. Included in this groundbreaking book on child rearing are ceremonies and techniques for strengthening children (and parents) physically, emotionally, and spiritually, in preparation for pioneering a better future.
Tsolagiu M.A. RiozRazo, a Cherokee Wolf Clan elder, travels throughout the Western world teaching indigenous wisdom. A mother, grandmother, and founding director of the nonprofit Traditional Native Survival Cultural Center, Inc., she is dedicated to preserving the environment for future generations.