- Author : Dr. Saamdu Chetri,
- Publisher : Leadstar
- Price : 299
- Page : 202
- Binding : Softbound
- Imprint : Leadstart
- Genre : Non Fiction
- ISBN : 9789354388651
About the book
What is the one thing every parent wants for their child?
The universal answer: To be happy.
How to Bring Up Happy Children, based on the Gross National Happiness principles
of the small Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, is about bringing life transformative
changes to young families. Saamdu Chetri uses his decades of experience in
working with Bhutan's Gross National Happiness concept, and disseminating its
principles to the world, to explain how parents who are content and grounded in
the nine domains of human existence, enable the raising of happy children who
have the natural ability to live in harmony with themselves, others, nature, and the
From young couples preparing for parenthood, to middle-aged parents navigating
the dicult stages of confusion and inner conict with their young adult
children, this book spans every age and stage, helping every parent/caregiver to
understand how nature and nurture blend in the evolution of a child to his/her
highest potential. A life-long teacher, ecologist, philosopher and life-guide, Chetri
guides parents on how to inuence natural selection; how to gain a new perspective
on collective and time-tested wisdom on thinking and doing; how to create
standard life practices that encompass every domain of human life; how to break
free of entrenched mindsets and habits and go beyond; and how to achieve both
happiness and human potential.
These valuable lessons in mindfulnesss open the door to an organic understanding
of how to live as parents, in a society, and raise happy children who in turn contribute
to creating a better world.
About the Author
Dr. Saamdu Chetri, a prominent contributor to building Bhutan's Gross National
Happiness Centre, pens a comprehensive bipartite book for parents on how to
raise children to be mindful, live harmoniously, and cultivate happiness as a way of
life, with concomitant parental self-discipline, by utilising the principles of Gross
Dr. Saamdu Chetri was born in a cowshed, in remote Bhutan. Saamdu’s dream was
to be a farmer and teacher, a rare combination. He did indeed become both. He
worked as a farmer, rst at home, then in Australia and Switzerland. In 2018, he
joined the teaching faculty at IIT Kharagpur. Saamdu strongly believes that deep
passions in life do come true if we have the right intentions.
He has been named among 100 prominent people of Bhutan. He is also the founding
member of GNH centre in Bhutan and instituted and executited it as its Chief
Executive Director for 5 years. He has been teaching, consulting and speaking at
various international and national occasions on mindfulness and Happiness,
among others, in India, Czech, USA, Singapore, UK (also at the parliament), Hong
Kong, Philippines, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Mexico, Vietnam,
Thailand, and travelled in several other countries. He is a strong supporter of
equality and empowerment.