Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Parenting: A respectful, loving home

"Your home is where your children learn the most elemental lessons of human life – how to take care of their own needs and how to contribute to taking care of the needs of others. Home is a foundation for your children's future relationships as spouses, life partners, mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, grandmothers, grandfathers, good friends, community members, co– workers, and stewards of the planet. And home is a sanctuary to protect your children so they can learn lessons of caring and contribution at their own developmental pace and with your support, guidance, and respect."

"A loving home is free of fear, which is the source of all conflict. It is a place where children trust that their needs matter and that everyone's needs – their's included – will be considered and cared for. They can then relax into the life that calls them forth with such urgency – and find their place in the neck of giving and receiving that forms a family, a community,... and a world."

_Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids_ is primarily about parent–child relationships. The processes and suggestions for improving respect and co-operation apply to all ages of children and are also very effective in communicating with adult family members. Each of the three parts of this book will contribute to a parent's growing capacity to create a respectful, loving home."

_Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids_
by Sura Hart and Victoria Kindle Hodson

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