Peaceful Parenting FAQ

What is Peaceful Parenting?

Peaceful parenting is using intentional, gentle ways to guide children using empathetic and cooperative solutions versus trying to control their behavior with bribes, yelling, and punishments. It involves working with children by listening, understanding, responding and communicating with intention.

  • Guiding versus controlling
  • Connecting versus punishing
  • Encouraging versus demanding
  • Responding versus reacting

Why choose Peaceful Parenting?

Peaceful parenting supports a strong parent-child relationship based on mutual love, trust, and respect. It focuses on long-term goals by helping children develop the critical thinking, social, and life skills they need to conscientiously engage in life. Peaceful parenting focuses on solutions rather than punishments, which gives your child the opportunity to learn from mistakes and equips your child to listen to their inner guide; no need to lie, cheat, or sneak around! The implementation of peaceful parenting principles helps children become

  • Capable
  • Compassionate
  • Critical thinkers
  • Intrinsically motivated
  • Able to resolve conflicts
  • Respect of self and others
  • Responsible

Is Peaceful Parenting Only for Young Children?

The foundation and benefits of peaceful parenting will extend beyond your relationships with your children and adolescents. Peaceful parenting allows you to respectfully respond to and work with spouses, family, friends, colleagues…everyone around you! When we offer to others the conscientious respect that is the premise of peaceful parenting, we meet their needs and influence their behavior in a positive way.  At the very least, we will model the respect we often wish to receive from others.

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