A Framework for Wise Education: Chakras and Child Development

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Many people, including parents, teachers, principals, and school board members, are deeply involved in developing and applying a variety of approaches to improve children’s well-being, solve school problems, and support action plans that enhance our current educational systems. Despite these well-intentioned efforts, many such strategies fall short of a system that covers the development of the whole person. Ellen Tadd proposes a different approach. For children, as well as adults, understanding and applying the lessons of the chakra system will provide a solid foundation for generating thoughtful, creative, practical, and emotionally balanced individuals.

Her first book describing the chakras and their impact on our lives, The Wisdom of the Chakras: Tools for Navigating the Complexity of Life, caught the attention of several educators. Inspired by their interest and experiences as a parent, the author has now turned her understanding of the chakra system into a practical, holistic methodology for creating A Framework for Wise Education.

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“Ellen Tadd’s Framework for Wise Education belongs front and center in educational practice and parenting. Her premise is simple but profound: the human energy system, or chakra system, offers a natural, complete, and practical framework for raising and teaching children. Tadd’s holistic approach is what we have needed – a timeless, detailed way to help individuals and groups learn and thrive as whole, healthy people. Amid the grave challenges we face around the globe, applying her Framework has given me hope for our collective future.” -Maureen Burford, Executive Director Creative Lives Inc.

“I truly loved A Framework for Wise Education. What a great read and so actionable, I want to give it to everyone I know that is raising or working with children. Honestly, every human would be better off learning these skills. This book has the ability to have a positive impact on all future generations.”    – Elizabeth Wiley, Executive Director of the Marion Institute

“Ellen Tadd has written a book targeted to teachers and their students. I also found it helpful as an adult still learning how to improve my own life. It describes an energy system that can help every person become aware of centers within the body that influence our behaviors, and, as a result, help move toward understanding ourselves and others. It’s a whole-person approach needed everywhere if we are to move beyond the anger, cruelty, and emotional upheavals facing our world. I highly recommend it.” -Becky Morgan Philanthropist.



Through my examination of the chakra system and over forty years of working with students and clients of all ages, I have observed a structure that can help us simplify our understanding of the course of human development. This methodology can aid in creating an educational strategy that supports and endorses the maturation of the whole child.