“We can never make people do anything.”

“We can never make people do anything.”
– Marshall B. Rosenberg, Ph.D.

Compassionate Parenting Tip — Week 46

Before you ask your child to do something, Marshall Rosenberg suggests asking yourself these two questions …

The first question is: "What do you want your child to do?" As you answer this first question, it may be clear that using rewards or threats can get your child to do what you want.

The second question is: "What do you want your child’s reasons to be for doing it?" When you consider this question, you will see that using power over children will not create a safe, trusting and connected relationship, the kind you can build upon for a lifetime.

http://www.nonviolentcommunication.com/parenting_tips/parenting_tips_week46.htm

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