I do believe that you don’t find books but rather they find you. Thich Nhat Hanh’s book, “Being Peace” was found on a NYC stoop as of late and it offers so many simple and loving thoughts on how to treat and teach children. I think much of his point is said in this passage:
You cannot meditate alone. You have to do it with your children. If your children are not happy, do not smile, you cannot smile. When you make a peaceful step, that is for you, but it is also for the children, and for the world.
Yes, this is why we teach!