• learn from the natural, relaxed way in which young children move
  • donate your old sets of children's books to a library
  • draw with children
  • teach children by (good) example
  • laugh uproariously with children
  • visit the children's ward at a hospital
  • bring a sense of adventure to a children's birthday party
  • teach children that people matter more than things
  • cherish your children for what they are
  • play classical music for children as they go to sleep
  • support a petting zoo for children
  • improve your marriage for your children's sake
  • welcome well-behaved children
  • win the affection of children
  • be a reading parent who has reading children
  • praise other people's children
  • keep medicine out of the reach of children
  • plant the seeds of the Buddha's Right View - the absence of all views - in children
  • call your children from work just to say hi
  • praise children often
  • sing with children
  • help disadvantaged children find a reason to laugh
  • encourage your children
  • find safe, easy chores for young children
  • go to children's museums
  • respect your children's privacy
  • take children horseback riding
  • provide a home where children can be children
  • supervise your children's television viewing habits
  • help children by volunteering at a recreation program
  • include children in family activity decisions
  • help make the world safe for children
  • require children to take responsibility for their actions
  • bring up children who behave in public
  • help your children grow up
  • teach your children the value of money
  • teach your children how to love and to empathize
  • encourage your children to donate unused toys to less fortunate children
  • catch children being good
  • read The Little Engine That Could to children
  • extend invitations that include children
  • volunteer to work with children who have AIDS
  • cuddle your children
  • provide paintboxes for needy children
  • be your children's best teacher and coach
  • make a list of values you want to pass on to your children
  • buy your children educational toys
  • nurture the unique talents of children
  • encourage children to try new things
  • set television rules for your children
  • read the wisdom of Winnie the Pooh to children
  • know where your children are
  • show children that happiness is not created through indulgence
  • compliment your mate in front of your children, parents, and friends
  • teach your children to love orderliness
  • let your children overhear you complimenting them to other adults
  • establish and maintain a healthy authority over your children
  • surprise and delight children
  • take children to fireworks displays
  • talk to children at their eye level
  • watch and listen for children's needs
  • jump at the opportunity for children to travel
  • give a train set to a children's hospital
  • parents who consume mindfully will teach their children to exercise similar self-control
  • help children develop a special talent or skill
  • take comfort in the optimism of children
  • delight in your children
  • donate a teddy bear to a children's hospital
  • ask yourself what you teach your children that they will eventually have to unlearn
  • consider nurturing foster children
  • appreciate the contagious energy and excitement of children
  • teach your children good work ethics
  • brainstorm chore ideas for children
  • correct your children's behavior in private
  • open children's eyes to the needs and rights of others
  • help children solve their own problems
  • create delightful rooms for children
  • adopt a baseball team of "hard-to-place" children
  • by improving children's education, you improve the future of mankind
  • speak to your children with respect
  • read to your children
  • include children in your conversations
  • answer children's letters to Santa Claus
  • let your children see you do things for your spouse that show how much you treasure him or her
  • be as polite to your children as you want them to be to you
  • help children think for themselves
  • get to know your children's friends
  • design and help build a children's playground
  • take pictures of your children's "big" events
  • teach children to take a moment alone whenever they need it
  • cheer at your children's sporting events
  • our home, children, and body are given to us for a short while - treat them with care and respect
  • the more creative you are, the more fun your children will have
  • give children toys that are powered by imagination
  • protect your children from stress if possible
  • be fully present for children during a special event or vacation
  • have a loving relationship with your children
  • expose your children to interesting things
  • take your children to parades and parks
  • make children's snacks with creativity
  • let your children know that no matter what happens, you will always be there for them
  • giggle with children
  • have rules for children that are fair and consistent
  • sit on the floor and play with your children
  • encourage privacy for children
  • provide a good home library for your children
  • have a home that your children's friends love to visit
  • tell your children about yourself
  • invest free time in your partner, children, friends
  • allow children to take risks and get dirty
  • prevent your children from becoming self-centered
  • let children see you and your partner kiss each other
  • inspire children to live life to the fullest
  • prepare children for adulthood
  • recognize the good qualities in your children
  • expose children to different religions and allow them to choose their path
  • be consistent with children
  • look into your children's eyes
  • raise children who respect the earth
  • encourage children to celebrate their own uniqueness
  • give your children both roots and wings
  • read, sing, listen to your children
  • display patience in front of children
  • promote non-electronic children's playtime
  • volunteer to play games with children in a hospital
  • make time alone together after the children are asleep
  • help your children create a good self-image
  • teach your children a second language
  • when tempted to criticize your parent, spouse, or children, bite your tongue
  • kiss children good night, even if they are already asleep

Instant Karma is a universe of things a reader can do, right now, to cultivate good karma. And, like pennies going into a piggy bank, each is a seemingly little thing - but feed the bank day after day and feel it grow richer and happier.