Child development, Child rearing
Based on the ideas of Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg, Growing Up In Trust looks at the impact of reward and punishment on children and on the relationship between the children and their parents, teachers and other grown-ups around them. The way we bring up our children leads to disinterest, shame and fear, and competition. There is an alternative method, and it is based on trust. Children already have an inborn morality and a longing to please and to learn. This can grow if we give an example in being social and authentic. It is not about letting children take over. It is about taking care of ourselves, allowing us the energy to be clear about what we want. Growing up in Trust is about a world beyond right and wrong.
Justine Mol is an internationally certified trainer in Nonviolent Communication according to Marshall Rosenberg. She lives in the Netherlands.
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This 80 page how-to was really wonderful. I learned so much about healthy ways to raise children and also why certain things work while others don't. I just loved this gentle and nurturing approach to child rearing because our true and beautiful nature is not compromised, and today's kids will be spared years of therapy later on. I would recommend this amazing guide to anyone wanting some deeply spiritual and honest advice on how to raise our youngest members of Planet Earth. Thanks Justine, I think we can all benefit from reading this one. ~ Riki Frahmann, Planet Starz
Challenges us to rethink our relationships with children.This concise handbook starts with the premise that children have an inborm morality and a longing to please and learn. Our responsibility as parents is to hel pour chlidren grow by being authentic ourselves and trusting their own inner motivation. Thought-provoking, but also very useful, particularly where it simply lists and explains alternatives to rewards and punishments. ~ , Juno Magazine
It will have immediate relevance to anyone with children, stimulating interest about the way we interact. This compassionate and wise book addresses the underlying needs of both parents and children. ~ , Network Review
What a wonderful book. Such a simple message, and yet so important â€“ and so challenging! This is the best of the many books I have read on how to bring up children with integrity. This is how I want my grandchildren to be brought up. And this is how I want to behave in many of my other relationships too. All parents should read it. ~ Susan Norman, Former Director of SEAL (Society for Effective Affective Learning)