Conscious Childrearing Summary Table


Love, Wisdom and Happiness
in the First Three Stages of Life
(Summary Table)

Conscious Childrearing
Series

 

More on stages of
life

More for children

1st Stage of Life
(approx. birth to 7)
2nd Stage of Life
(approx. years 7-14)
3rd Stage of Life
(approx. years 14-21)

Description of
Adaptation

  • Individuation
  • Physical
    adaptation
  • Relationship to
    food
  • Sensitivity to etheric
    energy
  • Relational and moral
    development
  • emotional-sexual
    development
  • Development of mental
    faculties
  • Developpment of the
    will
  • Integration of all first three
    stage functions
  • Adaptation to conservation of
    life-force

What Child
Needs

from
adults

  • Nurturing
  • Bodily
    communication
  • Help with skill
    development
  • Praise and
    encouragement
  • Order and
    consistency
  • Feeling culture
  • Open communication about the
    life-force
  • Continued praise and
    encouragement
  • Development of feeling through
    touch
  • Intimate social
    sphere
  • Respect Agreements
  • Balance of nurturing and
    challenge
  • Relationship based on
    understanding
  • Autonomy from
    parents
  • Embrace by culture
  • Confession
  • Heart-expression
  • Help with
    life-choices
  • Development of sacred arts and
    apprenticeships

What not to
do

  • Don’t
    talk—act
  • Don’t make them the center of
    attention
  • Don’t treat them like an object of
    amusement
  • Don’t
    talk—act
  • Don’t threaten the
    child
  • Don’t be a drill
    sergeant
  • Don’t leave them to their own
    devices
  • Don’t supress them

What to expect of
them

  • Breathing
  • Eye contact
  • Blessing
  • Responsiveness
  • Sila
  • Disposition of
    Love
  • Respect for and obedience to
    adults
  • Service
  • Positive Speech
  • Right Posture
  • Cleanliness
  • Devotion to Beloved Adi Da
    Samraj
  • Self-generated practice of the Way
    of the Heart
  • Sexual Discipline
  • Personal yamas &
    niyamas
  • Respect for and cooperation with
    adults
  • Community
    participation
  • Confession

Practical life
components

  • Intimacy with the
    Divine
  • Feeling
    sensitivity
  • Nature
  • The arts
  • Intimacy with the
    Divine
  • Feeling
    sensitivity
  • Confession
  • Service
  • Sacred arts
  • Sex education
  • Strong boys and girls
    culture
  • Meetings with
    adults
  • Full Daily
    Schedule
  • Comprehensive
    Education
  • Larger cultural
    circumstances
  • Sacred arts
    Apprenticeships

Signs of
maturity

  • Independence from
    mother
  • Feeling of being
    sustained
  • Awakening of feeling orientation
    to people and nature
  • Responsible for etheric
    dimension
  • Lives as “I love
    you”
  • Basic human
    equanimity
  • Discriminative
    intelligence
  • Responsive
    heart-feeling
  • Will to
    self-transcendence

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The above is from
Love Wisdom, and
Happiness

in the First Three Stages of
Life

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