Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids: 7 Keys to Turn Family Conflict Into Cooperation

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PuddleDancer Press, 2006 - Family & Relationships - 208 pages
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More than a tool to correct bad behavior, this handbook urges parents to move beyond typical discipline techniques by creating an environment based on mutual respect, emotional safety, and positive, open communication. The seven outlined principles redefine the parent-dominated family by teaching parents how to achieve mutual parent/child respect without being submissive, set firm limits without using demands or coercion, and empower children to open up, cooperate, and realize their own innate potential. Based on Marshall Rosenberg's Nonviolent Communication process, the framework helps parents break down the barriers to outstanding relationships with their kids by avoiding destructive language and habits that keep parents and children from understanding one another. Activities, stories, and resources help parents immediately apply the seven keys to any parenting situation.

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Page 31 - If there is anything that we wish to change in the child, we should first examine it and see whether it is not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
Page 21 - This way of looking is first of all attentive. The soul empties itself of all its own contents in order to receive into itself the being it is looking at, just as he is, in all his truth.
Page 37 - If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder without any such gift from the fairies, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in.

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Sura Hart has provided training to peacemaking teachers in the Peace Army-Costa Rica; is the former education project director for the Center for Nonviolent Communication; and a former elementary, junior-high, and high-school teacher. She is the coauthor of "The Compassionate Classroom." She lives in Santa Barbara, California. Victoria Kindle Hodson is a psychologist and the coauthor of "The Compassionate Classroom "and "Discover Your Child's Learning Style. "She lives in Ventura, California.

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