Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids: 7 Keys to Turn Family Conflict into Co-operation
By Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hodson
Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids gives parents essential tools to engage their kids in a family exchange of mutual respect and co-operation.
The 7 Keys provide step-by-step actions designed to shift focus from managing children's behavior to working with them, to find ways to care for the needs of everyone in the family and to prevent, reduce, and resolve conflicts peacefully.
“This book shows parents how to get the best results for their kids with respectful parenting tools that are neither punitive nor permissive.” —Jane Nelsen, Ed.D., co-author of the Positive Discipline series
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.
Table of Contents(provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved).
Part I. The Foundation for Respect & Co-operation
Part II. The 7 Keys to Co-Operation
Part III. Family Activities and Stories from the No-Fault Zone
ISBN: 9781892005229 ISBN-10: 1892005220 Audience: General Format: Paperback Language: English Number Of Pages: 208 Published: 1st October 2006 Publisher: Puddledancer Press Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.05 x 1.91 Weight (kg): 0.54
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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