Thursday, December 2, 2021

Compassionate Listening = Listening to Ourselves with Compassion

November 21, 2014 by  
Filed under Parenting From Balance©

The reason why I created a non violent preschool for my son, and the reason why I am on the hunt for a humanitarian school (or at the very least a compassionate teacher) for his elementary school experience, is completely selfish: I was a troubled child. I was the hard one. I had BIG emotions, and they were usually not understood. (OK, I admit it…I am STILL the troubled child, and I STILL have BIG emotions!)

:: Needs and Desires, Part 2 ::

December 1, 2010 by  
Filed under Parenting From Balance©

There is no *practical* difference between a need

and a desire.

Needs and Desires, part 1

November 30, 2010 by  
Filed under Parenting From Balance©

Parents commonly say things like, “You need to put your toys away and get ready for bed.” A shift in focus from needs to desires is the key that will unlock your creativity…