Fostering your child’s spiritual growth is an important aspect of parenting that is often overlooked. Teaching them yogic principles and positive values will give them a strong foundation for success later in life. Giving them the gift of a relationship with the Divine, our greatest Friend, will mean they will always have someone to talk to, no matter where they are. On this page you will find books on spiritual parenting, questions and answers on raising children, and spiritual activities to do with your child.

Education for Life

Education for Life is an education system designed to meet all of your children's needs.

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admin-ajax.phpAnanda has a variety of summer camps designed for children and teens aged 3 1/2 to 17, and a camp for the whole family. In the camp for younger children, they will learn about their higher selves through stories, songs, art, nature activities, yoga, and play.

Older children’s camps include yoga, swimming (at the Washington camp), nature activities, animal husbandry (at the Half Moon Bay camp), and arts and crafts. Teens will experience arts, music, yoga, meditation, philosophy, time in nature, sports and empowerment activities. They’ll develop inner strength, learn leadership skills, find their calm and focus and make friends for life.

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Books on Spiritual Parenting

Education for Life
by Swami Kriyananda

A book that provides direction for constructive change in our schools. This book is the basis for the Education for Life (EFL) System, which trains teachers, parents and educators.
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What is God?
by Prasanna Hankins

A picture book for children. Look and feel for the love on each page, and then look and feel for that love in everyone and everything you see.
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Finding God in Your Family
by Mary Kretzmann

Over the years, friends have asked me to write down my ideas regarding children, especially in terms of helping them to open up to their own spiritual nature, but also in the more practical areas of life.
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Supporting Your Child's Inner Life
by Narani Moorhouse

Written by one of Ananda’s most respected teachers, the book offers advice on helping your child to develop awareness of his soul.
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Calm and Compassionate Children: A Handbook
by Susan Usha Dermond

From nature activities to tips on daily routines, this book provides guidance to help grown-ups model behavior and suggests dozens of activities to foster children’s joy, kindness, and love.
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Love Breathing
by Eric Munro

Love Breathing is one method that helps us to love God to every breath. With a sincere loving God practice, enjoying divine communion becomes a natural and common experience.
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For Goodness' Sake
by Michael Nitai Deranja

Learn a variety of simple, non-sectarian tools and techniques that parents and educators can use to help children and teens cultivate positive values.
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Sharing Nature
by Joseph Bharat Cornell

Sharing Nature with Children sparked a worldwide revolution in nature education. Now that classic has been rewritten, with newly added activities — and combined with Sharing Nature with Children II.
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Scary News
by Lorna Ann Knox

Learn how to prepare children for life in a scary world while also protecting their hearts and minds and nurturing their natural inner joy.
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Activities for Children

Prayer Demands for Children

Excerpts from Whispers from Eternity by Paramhansa Yogananda.

Life’s Little Secrets

Tips to help your children succeed in life.

Healing Prayers with Children

How to teach children to do healing prayers for themselves and others.

I Came from Joy!
by Swami Kriyananda

Music to make your heart sing! A perfect teaching tool for home or classroom.