The Way with Children

Ancient Wisdom for Leading Modern Young People

by M. Shayne Gallagher & Illustrated by Josh Steadman

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/24/2017

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 162
ISBN : 9781504377157
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 162
ISBN : 9781504377133
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 162
ISBN : 9781504377140

About the Book

The Tao Te Ching is revered as one of the most powerful cannons of wisdom about leadership and governing, used by teachers, monks, chiefs, generals, and emperors for centuries. The Way with Children, by author M. Shayne Gallagher, offers a “transduction” of the Tao Te Ching into a version useful to those who work with young people as a leader. Any teacher, school administrator, program staff member, coach, mentor, and especially parent, can benefit by gaining an understanding of the principles illuminated by the Tao Te Ching, especially one translated into a version just for them. Written with special care to instruct the instructor, The Way with Children contains a series of passages and poems. It’s a tool designed to help one ponder and re-center to benefit relationships through a discovery of ancient truths. As a student of the Tao Te Ching for more than thirty years and as one who has worked with troubled teenagers in behavioral health programs for nearly as long, the principles have helped Gallagher understand how to work with at-risk youth. He shares those ideas in The Way with Children.

About the Author

M. Shayne Gallagher has more than a quarter century of experience designing and operating behavioral health and addiction treatment programs for adolescent children. He has been a lifelong student of Tao Te Ching, applying its precepts to a career of working with those who work with children. He and his wife, Sheri, have six children and live in the four corners area of the southwest.