Raising Children Compassionately is totally on my list because while reading Nonviolent Communication I realized just how simple it all is and how much pain and conflict I could have avoided or transformed using Rosenberg’s simple strategy. So simple that I just wanted to bang my head against the wall. He presents his approach in such clear and straightforward language that yes, after imagining throwing myself against the wall, I could soften into gratitude because better late than never and because, really, why not start right now with my friends and larger family because I know that if only my parents and I had such a tool at our disposal our history would be entirely different.
“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.”