The Seven Spiritual Laws for Parents: Guiding Your Children to Success and Fulfillment

Deepak Chopra, Author Harmony $16.95 (176p) ISBN 978-0-609-60077-1
Capitalizing on the sales of The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, the prolific Chopra repeats his handbook formula for spiritual growth. The seven laws for parents are laws of: Pure Potentiality; Giving; Karma; Least Effort; Intention and Desire; Detachment; and Dharma. Chopra translates these straightforward principles into disarmingly concrete kiddie-speak as well: ""Everything is possible""; ""If you want to get something, give it""; ""When you make a choice, you change the future""; ""Don't say no--go with the flow""; ""Every time you wish or want, you plant a seed""; ""Enjoy the journey""; ""You are here for a reason."" Seeking to help parents to instill in children a sense of the spiritual at work in everyday life, Chopra offers games and suggestions, organized around days of the week (""Friday is the day of detachment""), and asks parents to relate to their children not as the voice of authority but as fellow creatures ""embarked on the journey of soul-making."" It is difficult not to view this slight work as crowd-pleasing oversimplification, spiritual cup o' soup for busy, results-oriented souls. Still, Chopra celebrates well the innocence and sensitivity of childhood, and any reminder to parents to honor their too-often neglected treasures of potential has some worth. Major ad/promo; simultaneous Random House audio. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 09/01/1997
Release date: 09/01/1997
Show other formats
Hardcover - 978-0-609-50053-8
Paperback - 978-0-609-50054-5
Analog Audio Cassette - 978-0-679-46041-1
Book - 1 pages - 978-1-4159-5106-4
Hardcover - 187 pages - 978-958-04-7931-4
Paperback - 156 pages - 978-1-4000-9785-2
Compact Disc - 978-0-7393-1953-6
Paperback - 187 pages - 978-958-04-8264-2
Open Ebook - 160 pages - 978-0-307-42237-8
Open Ebook - 1 pages - 978-1-299-03352-8
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
Email Address


Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.