Parenting From Your Heart

Sharing the Gifts of Compassion, Connection, and Choice

By Inbal Kashtan

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A series of booklets that explain how to integrate the strategies of Nonviolent Communication into specific relationships and settings.
Parenting that Promotes Peace—Parents everywhere want to connect compassionately with their children, to show them love and offer guidance even in difficult moments. In this packed and practical booklet, Inbal Kashtan describes how the practicing the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) process can transform parenting to promote peace for generations to come. Whether you’re parenting a teenager or an infant, the parenting help and guidance you’ll find in this booklet will transform your challenges and conflicts into opportunities to parent from your heart. Find NVC-based parenting tips and ten practical exercises to foster trust and improve cooperation even in the most trying circumstances. Learn how to make connection your top priority, share power in your family and inspire open dialogue that promotes mutual understanding.


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“While there are other parenting books with insight into childhood, Parenting From Your Heart goes a step further, showing parents how to put theory into practice with their own child in a realistic, compassionate, and effective way. Parenting From Your Heart is worth its weight in gold!”
—Jan Hunt, author and director of The Natural Child Project

Online Reviews:

“Concise, helpful, and practical. It is short, more of a booklet rather than a book, but offers so much helpful information that I think any parent could benefit.”
—Online reviewer

“The book is short . . . clearly describes the application of the Nonviolent Communication technique to communicate, motivate, and develop mutually empathic relationship with your child. It is a win-win relationship where the feelings and the needs of both the child and the adult are met without the use of the emotional blackmail of shame, guilt, blame, or rewards. . . . Incorporating this simple but powerful method of communication between a child and a parent allows the child to develop self-motivation, the ability to express feelings and needs, and empathetically connect to self and others even in an emotionally charged environment.”
—Online reviewer

“In this powerful and practical little book, that every parent has time to read, Inbal Kashtan teaches us ‘another way’ by brilliantly applying the practice of Nonviolent Communication to the everyday parenting struggles that tempt us to resort to coercion. I recommend Parenting From Your Heart to all parents who are striving to move from parenting through coercion and fear to parenting through love and connection.”
—Online reviewer

“This tiny book has the potential to bring forth world peace. . . . if only every parent read this! It teaches parents to connect with their children with love and compassion. Nonviolent Communication is the ONLY way to save the world and provide hope for peace.
—Online reviewer

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