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How Much Maturity to Expect in Teenagers

Nayaswami Nitai

Question from Uma: Greetings Is it normal to expect a thirteen-year-old normal child to behave like a mature child? I know in some circumstances few kids grow up to be very mature. How should I approach to make a child understand that she should become aware of the surroundings and act accordingly? I don’t think forcing or imposing on them is good idea.…

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How Does a Soul Enter a New Life?

Mary Kretzmann

Question from Chris: If life begins in the womb after the first cell division how does the soul enter the new life and at what point? Thanks

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Sharing Spiritual Vibrations with a Newborn

Nayaswami Nitai

Question from Astrid: Hello. I would like to ask a question about spiritual parenting. I have a Newborn daughter and have been on the Spiritual path for some time now and I was wondering if there was anything I could do for her soul’s spiritual development even at this age.. All the books on Spiritual education don’t seem to say much about the…

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Magnetizing a Healthy Pregnancy

Gurupriya

Question from Christina: My husband and I have been trying to have a second child since my miscarriage 10 months ago. When each month comes back unsuccessful, I get so sad and depressed. I have tried praying, meditating and giving this deep desire up to God to take care of but am becoming more obsessed with it as more time goes by. I…

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Songs and Prayers for Children

David Eby

Question from Amber: I am wondering if Master or Swamiji ever created or suggested a special song or prayer for children. Often when I start our nightly prayers with “Divine Mother, Heavenly Father, Friend Beloved God. . .” my two-year-old son asks for a song. Any suggestions? He loves the song “Receive, Lord, in Thy Light” song for meals and always joins in…

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My Child Doesn’t Want to Meditate

Nayaswami Nitai

Question from Dp: What is the best way to teach a six year old to meditate. I MAKE mine mentally chant a mantra for 15minutes followed by the AUM MEDITATION. But he does not like to meditate and he keeps fidgeting.

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Stressed by Parenting and In-Laws

Nayaswami Hassi

Question from minismom: dear expert, i love your blogs.i am presently married into a family which so very different from mine. it stresses me out totally. i have a beautiful 2 yr old whom i love more than my own life. i take excellent care of her too.however when i get stressed out especially due to inlaws issues, i loose patience with my…

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Marriage and family

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from Ravi: I am a reasonably spiritual person & love humanity. I have been married for 20 yrs with a childhood friend of mine. I was highly satisfied with my life & career growth till 5 yrs back when I learnt that my wife had been cheating on me for a decade. I am devastated since then and survived solely due to…

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The Dharma (Spiritual Duty) of Having Children

Nayaswami Devi

Question from Kaivalya: Should one give up having a child for the spiritual path OR can having a child be ones dharma, gods will, a part of the spiritual path? How do you know which path is for you? What path do you take in marriage if both people have differing viewpoints (desires)? What are Yogananda’s guidelines about having children? with Gratitude Kaivalya~

My 4-year old likes to meditate

Ananda Sangha Worldwide

Question from Craig: Last Sunday I awoke later than normal. Usually I meditate when my family is sleeping When I announced that it was time for me to meditate, my 4 yr old said he wanted to also, he sees me do this in the evening. I fixed him a place next to me and gave him basic instruction. Amazingly he sat quietly…