Parenting as 'A Help to Life'

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About the author:
Nelunika Gunawardena Rajapakse is a proud citizen of her world having been long in residence-nearly five decades-in the United States.

She is the only daughter, besides two precious sons, of the late Dionicious and Mildred Gunawardena, who arrived in the USA, in the mid-1960s. The latter was trained directly under Dr. Maria Montessori in 1943, and it was her pride and joy to share the original vision of Montessori, amidst a growing interest, then, in the United States-to assimilate and put into practice its innovative educational principles.

Nelunika, needless to say, has been a product of this unmatched authentic vision from the very inception of her life, to this day- naturally equipped to nurture, inspire, and educate children of humanity (from birth through adolescence, and beyond), grounded in moral-sensitive awareness.

Mentored all along by her resolutely dedicated Montessori pedagogue mother-and, together, having worked in partnership for three decades-Nelunika is a proud beneficiary of an experientially founded, intellectual legacy. She boasts a rich, cumulative history of exemplary Montessori in practice for over forty years, having been the head directress, administrator, and chief operating officer of the much admired Bainbridge~Solon Montessori School (1970-2012) that served scores of children and parents in Ohio, USA.

The author, above and beyond all things, cherishes her morally grounded 'lived and learned' upbringing under the nurturing guidance of her parents.

Nelunika, in turn, reflects on living a spiritually rich life through every breath of her own existence. She realizes that improvement and enrichment in sustaining values 'as a help to life'-to all that compose life-requires patience and mindful effort, hand in hand. Hence, maintaining a selfless cultivated awareness is crucial to life's overall success. The aspiration to guide others in the direction of true peace and eternal joy, thus, is Nelunika's heartfelt wish.

Presently, the author lives her renewed and pioneering vision along her steadfast mission to 'Raise the Position of Today's Child and the World' while sharing her 'Vision for Intellectual Wellness for all Ages'. As such, she disseminates her wisdom and expertise through the creation of invaluable time-stamps of her life-experience.

Additionally, Nelunika Gunawardena Rajapakse is a devoted professional trainer, and a mentor for parents-engaged in sharing her expertise to suit the needs of diverse audiences.

Parenting as 'A Help to Life'

Modeling the Principle of Unconditional Respect and Learning by Love

Authored by Nelunika Gunawardena Rajapakse

Parenting as 'A Help to Life' is an exposition of one world citizen's well-lived educational wisdom. It is a plea and a life-prescription for parents and children, hand in hand. It is about the peaceful preservation of our matrix of existence-infusing each breath of being with unconditional love by way of thought, word and deed.

It is about 'respect' for the individual made of the collective and vice versa centered upon the penetrating truth that life is selfless but not self-centered, in harmony with reality as a whole.

Essentially, it is about the application of the PIVOTAL TRUTH called 'compassion or looking through the eyes of another' in all innumerable circumstances through the whole of life-in light of all beings sentient and other.

This ought to be the basis upon which the threefold human construction called body-mind-spirit must rest. Success in the wake of learning and total well-being will then be the automatic consequence that transcends all other worldly truths.

Parental success and overall contentment in the human condition, thus, can only be measured upon the quality of LOVE that is woven through every atom of existence. It is to nurture all of nature with profound respect from the very inception of being through its culmination.

Publication Date:
147753377X / 9781477533772
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
7" x 10"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Education / Parent Participation

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