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“Parenting takes place in a dynamic exchange among all members of a family. By living authentically in relation to one another, there is a sense of aliveness and joy that we do not have when we aim to teach, preach, or get others to do what we want.”
– Joseph Chilton Pearce

Compassionate Parenting Tip — Week 36

When your child tells you something that is bothering him, notice whether you have an inclination to fix, lecture, console, advise or refute what he is saying.

These are common habits. Sometimes your child may want advice or consolation. However, what children (and all people) want first of all, is to know that you "get them" just where they are. First, just hear their feelings and sense the needs behind their feelings.

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"Our children are what we teach …"

So say Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hodson, authors of Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids, included in theNVC Parenting Book Package. The book shows you how to create a No-Fault Zone in your home, helping you model the very behaviors you’d like to see from your kids.
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