Parenting From Your Heart: Sharing the Gifts of Compassion, Connection, and Choice
By Inbal Kashtan
As a parent, you are faced with constant challenges when trying to raising your children. This booklet offers helpful advice to parents on how to connect compassionately with their children, show them love, and even offer guidance in difficult moments. It details 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.
ISBN: 9781892005083 ISBN-10: 1892005085 Series: Nonviolent Communication Guides Audience: General Format: Paperback Language: English Number Of Pages: 46 Published: 1st September 2004 Publisher: Puddle Dancer Press Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 15.5 x 23.0 x 0.64 Weight (kg): 0.08
What is Compassionate/Nonviolent Communication?
What is Violent Communication?
If “violent” means acting in ways that result in hurt or harm, then much of how we communicate - judging others, bullying, racial profiling, blaming, finger pointing, discriminating against others, speaking without listening, criticizing, name-calling, reacting when angry, using political rhetoric, being defensive or judging who’s “good/bad” or what’s “right/wrong” with people, could indeed be called 'violent communication'.
What is Nonviolent Communication?
Nonviolent Communication is the integration of 4 things:
Consciousness:a set of principles that support living a life of empathy, care, courage, and authenticity
Language: understanding how words contribute to connection or distance
Communication: knowing how to ask for what we want, how to hear others even in disagreement, and how to move toward solutions that work for all
Means of influence: sharing 'power with others' rather than using 'power over others'
Nonviolent Communication serves our desire to do three things:
1: Increase our ability to live with choice, meaning, and connection 2: Connect empathically with self and others to have more satisfying relationships 3: Sharing of resources so everyone is able to benefit
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