Raising Children Compassionately

Parenting the Nonviolent Communication Way.

By Marshall B. Rosenberg

This is a transcript from a MBR Workshop. 32 pages.

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A series of booklets that explain how to integrate the strategies of Nonviolent Communication into specific relationships and settings.
Your search for parenting tips that actually improve your family dynamics is over. While other parenting resources offer communication models or discipline techniques, this powerful, practical booklet offers the unique skills and perspective of the Nonviolent Communication (NVC) process. NVC stresses the importance of putting compassionate connection first to create a mutually respectful, enriching family dynamic filled with clear, heartfelt communication. An exceptional resource for parents, parent educators, families and anyone else who works with children. For over forty years, Dr. Marshall Rosenberg has taught NVC to parents, families, children and teachers. Parents around the world have used his advice to deepen family connections, move past conflicts and improve communication. His revolutionary approach helps parents motivate children to cooperate without either the threat of punishment or the promise of reward. Learn how to model compassionate communication in the home to help your children successfully resolve conflicts and express themselves clearly.


Online Reviews:

“I found myself spending more time reflecting on the lessons in the book because they were not what I was accustomed to thinking, even with my education and training as a psychotherapist. . . . This book is about becoming more aware of how we treat our children. . . . I liked the small examples of everyday life that the author takes from his own experiences with his children. . . . To become more effective, compassionate parents who enjoy our kids rather than resent their ‘disobedience,’ the author show us ways to guide them in life while respecting their autonomy and basic human needs to make independent choices.”
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“Kindness and compassion. I have to read it over and over. So refreshingly contrary to our violent culture. It is natural.”
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“This book is absolutely brilliant! I felt like the author was speaking from my heart but knew exactly how to say it—how refreshing! He speaks from a place of love and ‘respect’ for children. It’s so intelligent and civilized—reminds me of how children would be treated in Star Trek: The Next Generation.”
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“This slim book contains such profound and wonderful insights to encourage compassionate parenting. It resonated deeply with me and has had a positive impact on my parenting choices. Love it.”
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