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Dharma Parenting: Understanding Your Child’s Brilliant Brain Course

“Awesome course! This course helped me when I was struggling to deal with my 7-year-old and 14-year-old daughters’ behavioral issues. Now I’m much calmer and am able to set boundaries much better. As every child is unique, this course helps parents identify the personality traits of children with an Ayurvedic approach that is thousands of years old. I strongly recommend this course because it made my life and parenting easier.” —NY

Professor Robert Keith Wallace and Professor Fred Travis combine knowledge from modern science, Maharishi AyurVeda®, and personal experience to show how to unfold the full potential of your child’s brain and nurture his or her inherent brilliance.

This is an online self-study course, to be viewed at your convenience. The course consists of 5 lessons with over 3.5 hourse of videos. Videos are available to view for one year after signing up.

Course Fee: $29

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Course Description

Dharma Parenting offers a uniquely individual approach to raising a happy and successful child. The word “Dharma” means a way of living that upholds the path of evolution, maintains balance, prosperity and spiritual freedom.

Dr. Wallace and Dr. Travis combine knowledge from modern science, Maharishi AyurVeda®, and their personal experience to show how to unfold the full potential of your child’s brain, as well as how to nurture his or her inherent brilliance and goodness.

Each lesson presents a detailed overview of how your child’s brain is developing at that age, and how that affects their needs and abilities. In addition, Dr. Wallace and Dr. Travis discuss experiences from parents from each age group so you can see how the Dharma Parenting Tools can be applied at every stage of development.

Coupling old and new wisdom, this course in Dharma Parenting offers unique insight into why a child is a way he or she is and reveals how to bring each child into a state of balance. To help you understand how to use this knowledge in your own families, the lessons include interviews with parents who have applied the Dharma Parenting tools to their own situations.

For the first time, we can understand why one child learns quickly and forgets quickly while another learns and forgets slowly; why one child is hyperactive and another laid back; or why one falls asleep quickly but wakes in the night while another takes hours to fall asleep. And Dharma Parenting provides tools to help you understand and work with your child’s basic nature to nurture their growth and development.


Dr. Fred Travis

Dr. Fred Travis

Dr. Fred Travis is Professor of Maharishi Vedic Science, Chair of the Department of Maharishi Vedic Science, Dean of the Graduate School, and Director of the Center for Brain, Consciousness, and Cognition. He earned an MS and PhD in Psychology from Maharishi International University, and a BS in Design and Environmental Analysis from Cornell University.

Dr. Robert Keith Wallace

Dr. Robert Keith Wallace

Dr. Robert Keith Wallace received his PhD in Physiology from the University of California at Los Angeles and did his postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School. His seminal papers published in Science, the American Journal of Physiology, and Scientific American showed that the Transcendental Meditation® technique produced a fourth major state of consciousness different than waking sleeping, or dreaming.

Lesson Titles

Introduction to Dharma Parenting and the Dharma Parenting Tools
Dharma Parenting Tools Free Preview]
Brain Body Types Free Preview [Free Preview]
Mime: Mr. Vata, Mr. Pitta, Mr. Kapha Free Preview Free Preview]

Tools for Children Age 0-3 Years: Neural Exuberance
0-3 Years Brain
The Newborn
Vata Baby

Tools for Children Age 4-10 Years: Maximum Brain Connections
4-9 Years Brain
Getting Out the Door
The Terrible Threes

Tools for Children Age 11-18 Years: Neural Pruning & Maturing Frontal Circuits
The Brain from 10 to 25 Years — The Teen Brain
Setting Limits
Lack of Sleep

Tools for Challenging Situations: Discussion of Challenges with Twins, ADHD, Parent/Child Communication and Dealing with Electronics
Inner/Outer Motivation
Implementing the Dharma Parenting Tools


Are there any prerequisites to take this course?
No, but the Transcendental Meditation technique is highly recommended. For more information about TM®, please visit

How long are the videos available to view?
Videos are available to view for at least one year after signing up.

Where can I contact the organizer of this event with any questions?
Please email the Office of Continuing Education at Or you can call 641-919-0045 during office hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 am – noon and 1:00 – 4:00 pm (Central Time).

What is the refund policy?
We offer full refunds to anyone who requests them before starting Tools for Children Age 11-18 Years.

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