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162 Old Lakey Gap Road

Black Mountain, NC 28711

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Fulfilling our True Purpose as Parents and Educators

What is your true purpose in relation to the children and young people in your life? You may be a parent, educator or a community member involved with children.

Do you sometimes feel frustrated and disappointed by how you act toward or communicate to the children and young people in your life? Do you feel frustrated and disappointed in how they act toward you and others?

Do you want more clarity and effective tools to stay centered in your true purpose and communicate to children and young people in a way that creates trust, intimacy, connection and the nurturing and growth you are there for?

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This workshop will focus on developing and practicing skills and consciousness for connecting and communicating with children and young people, supporting, creating and deepening honest, compassionate and effective communication and connection with them.

When we learn these skills for connection with our children and young people, (and also with our colleagues, partners, and others) , we are less likely to end up feeling anger, frustration, hopelessness and fear in difficult situations. We are more likely to communicate what is really important to us; to hear what is really important to the other person; to be empowered to create solutions and strategies that really meet our needs and the needs of the rest of the community or family.

Affirming Values with Children

What is our true purpose as parents and educators? With Nonviolent Communication (NVC), developed by Dr. Marshall Rosenberg, we learn to model and teach younger children that their needs matter and, as children grow, we help them learn how to ask for what they need in ways that are not at the expense of their wellbeing or their connection with others, or at the expense of other people’s needs.


Compassionate Parenting

The NVC parenting model is Life Enriching and Life Affirming as opposed to the model that is either permissive or based on domination. This means that with NVC we identify and value what is important to everyone in the family, and learn skills, consciousness and ways of expression which reflect this value. This builds trust and communication, and creates the possibility for parenting that reflects the values of compassion and honesty.

A Tool to Use with Other Parenting Models

Using Nonviolent Communication as parents is an important complement to other modalities such as Attachment Parenting and Love and Logic Parenting. NVC helps parents know and connect with themselves on a deeper level, to know when their intention, out of frustration and overwhelm and/or old wounds, has slipped into demands and punishment rather than a deep connection to developing trust and compassion between parent and child. NVC provides the child (and parents) with concrete tools and language for expressing needs and taking responsibility for meeting needs in ways that support everyone.

This Workshop

In this workshop we will learn an alternative to getting down on yourself when you are less than “the perfect parent” and communication skills and consciousness
to use in the family that model the peace, communication and respect you want for the world.

Morning Session

Self Expression and Self Connection for Parents, Educators and Community Members working with Children and Young People

Getting clarity on our purpose with children’ learning skills to express what is important to us in relation to children;

Practical hands- on practice of communicating our needs to children and young people

Afternoon Session

Hearing Children in a New Way

Practical hands-on modeling of how to hear children in ways that create connection, understanding and trust

The trainer: Roberta Wall , a certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication, has shared the skills and consciousness of Nonviolent (Compassionate) Communication with hundreds of parents, educators and families around the world. Roberta’s work is inspired by Nonviolent (Compassionate) Communication and Mindfulness. Supporting peaceful and empowered communication with schools, individuals, families, communities and organizations, we learn to work together to find solutions to dilemmas by addressing and valuing everyone’s needs.

Roberta’s website: www.steps2peace.com

blog: robertaindia.wordpress.com

More information: info@steps2peace.com

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