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The Only Parenting Book that Applies Native American Wisdom to Raising Kids

In the parenting book, Keepers of the Children, Laura Ramirez uses little known Native American wisdom and teaching stories to show parents how to raise children to know their nature, develop their strengths and create lives of meaning and contribution. By giving your child the tools to create genuine happiness, you give the greatest gift of all.

Keepers of the Children is unlike any parenting book you have read before. Watch the video below, then read what other parents have to say about this award-winning book:



"Laura Ramirez has written a unique and unconventional guide to raising our children. She is a natural teacher who proclaims that being a parent is a sacred gift and the noblest of enterprises. Contrary to conventional wisdom, she demonstrates that parenting is the decisive influence on children-–not genetics or peers or media. As a psychologist who treats people with personality disorders I know the effect that a traumatic, invalidating upbringing has on a person. "Keepers of the Children" is destined to contribute to our national dialogue on what it really takes to raise integrated, self-efficacious and joyful children."

Joe Santoro, Ph.D., Co-Chairman of SLS Health, psychologist and author of The Angry Heart: Overcoming Borderline Personality Disorder and Kill the Craving: Overcoming the Desire to Use Drugs and Alcohol.

"Keepers of the Children is an example of a non-Indian application of Native American philosophy to raise children in a multi-cultural society. We all benefit through shared vision and worldview for balance and wellness."

Jim Warne, Ogalala Lakota (Sioux), Director of the Center for American Indian Rehabilitation, American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee and human resource development specialist for SDSU’s Interwork Institute.

"I found this book delightful to explore. There are endless passages which echo the principles of good discipline. Laura Ramirez’ poetic articulation of human development and selfless nurturing, however, deliver instruction in an eloquent and fascinating way."

Laura Marineau, Community Education Coordinator for The Children’s Cabinet.

"In Keepers of the Children, Ramirez combines her own sound convictions about parenting and child development with ancient wisdom of Native Americans. The result is a powerful little guide, that, I am sure, will help many parents and educators. I recommend it. "

Johann Christoff Arnold, author of Endangered: Your Child in a Hostile World.

Keepers of the Children won the Nautilus Gold Book Award, given by Martha Stewart Media for books that "promote conscious living and social change." It also won NCPA's Gold Book Award, Best First Book and Best Non-Fiction How-To.

In the Keepers of the Children parenting book, you will learn:

  • How to create a true emotional connection with your child, even if you didn't have one with your parents.
  • How to encourage your children's uniqueness and set them upon the path of purpose from the start.
  • How to teach your children to act from integrity and strength.
  • The true meaning of discipline: How to teach your children to make life-affirming choices on their own.
  • How nature can show your children the basics of psychology so they will avoid the traps of peer pressure and those who intend to do them harm.
  • All about child development and your development as a parent.
  • How parenting is a path of personal growth for child and parent.
  • How to create a lifelong, mutually fulfilling relationship with your child.


(If you are a parent in a multiracial family, you will learn by inference how Laura Ramirez created a way of parenting that embraced the most resourceful aspects of two worlds. Regardless of your creed or color, this book will speak to you because ultimately, it is a spiritual work. By sharing the best of our cultures, we embrace the fullness of our humanity--as parents and human beings.)

Keepers of the Children is the first in a trilogy of parenting books. Although you may be the parent of an older child or teenager, this book will teach you the fundamentals you need to better understand and strengthen your relationship with your child before your child goes off into the world. The book is also beneficial for grandparents. Whether you are raising children or not, on some level, we are all keepers of the children.

Please reserve your copy of this important parenting book and join Laura Ramirez in her mission: to raise a generation of children who use their strengths to create a sense of belonging, meaning and contribution. Such children will grow up to be adults who are lights unto our world.

To download a five page PDF file of the Table of Contents for Keepers of the Children click on the link below:

To download the Table of Contents for Keepers of the Children click here.

You will need Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer to view the file. If you need a copy, you can download it free at Download Adobe Reader

Laura Ramirez, author of Keepers of the Children

About the Author: Laura Ramirez lives in the sage-dotted Nevada foothills with her husband—a Pascua Yaqui Native American man (who was recently inducted into the American Indian Athletic Hall of Fame for his career in baseball)—and their two young boys. She has a degree in psychology and has served as the author/publisher of Family Matters Online Parenting Magazine for the past seven years. Her articles offer insights on everything from raising biracial children to understanding child development.

Ms. Ramirez is available for radio and t.v. interviews and speaking engagements. To find out more, contact her at Contact Laura Ramirez for an Interview or Speaking Engagement.

To download the press release for Keepers of the Children click on the link below:

Download the press release for Keepers of the Children click here.

You will need Adobe Acrobat installed on your computer to view the file.

If you are a C.E.U. speaker and give conferences on parenting, you may contact Ms. Ramirez at the email address above if you are interested in selling her book at your speaking engagements.

Shipping is $4.95 per parenting book and $6.00 for two books to destinations in the continental U.S. For international destinations, we will charge you exactly what it costs us to ship the book. We do not pad our shipping charges.

To purchase the companion Keepers of the Children Workbook/Journal click on "Continue Shopping" to come back to this page after you have placed the book in your shopping cart and click on the link above. (The Workbook/Journal is a downloadable electronic book that can be printed on your computer, while the book itself will arrive in the mail.)

Create a close, loving relationship with your child. Reserve your parenting book today!



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