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When parents change

family swimming in ocean
A few years ago I was talking to a family social worker who was also an NVC trainer. She told me something about attachment parenting that stuck in my mind, but didn't really make sense until much more recently. She said that she was paid for contact hours with children who had been excluded from school, or who had never gone to school because of behavioural issues. That wasn't surprising. Wh...
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Parenting: turning conflict into cooperation

parent holding child at the beach
A constant power struggle What do we want for ourselves and our children? When we ask this question in our parenting workshops, we always hear the same answers: respect, care, cooperation and responsibility. Sadly, the picture we get from people talking about their daily parenting lives is different. We hear of parents in conflict with their children around everyday activities. Whether that's ...
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