Parenting from Your Heart: Sharing the Gifts of Compassion, Connection, and Choice

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PuddleDancer Press, 2004 - Family & Relationships - 48 pages
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The tenets of Nonviolent Communication are applied to a variety of settings, including the classroom and the home, in these booklets on how to resolve conflict peacefully. Illustrative exercises, sample stories, and role-playing activities offer the opportunity for self-evaluation, discovery, and application.Helping parents to connect compassionately with their children, show them love, and offer guidance even in difficult moments, this practical booklet describes how the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) process can transform parenting to promote peace for generations to come. NVC-based parenting tips and ten practical exercises to foster trust, improve cooperation, and inspire open dialogue are included.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Powerover versus Powerwith
2
Beyond Power Struggles
11
Hearing the Yes in the No
18
Protective Use of Force
25
NVC and Language
26
Mediating Between Children
29
Praise
34
Starting Out with NVC
37
Parenting for Peace
43
About Inbal Kashtan
46
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Inbal Kashtan is the parenting project coordinator for the Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC). She facilitates workshops, co-leads an NVC leadership program, and creates NVC curricula. She lives in Oakland, California.

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