Based on deep feelings in my bones, research and experience I choose to parent in a way that has the potential to change the world.  In a way that is better for my family, better for peace, better for the well-being of the planet we share.

  • I see my children’s needs as important and meet them to the best of my ability.
  • I accept the full range of my children’s emotions and listen to their feelings without judgement.
  • I set loving boundaries and limits with compassion and gently guide my children toward better autonomous choices, and help them consider somebodies needs.
  • I choose connection over coercion.  Connection instead of any form of punishment, bribes, rewards, threats or any other kind of imposed consequences intended to control children’s behaviour.
  • I understand that taking care of myself and being honest with my needs and feelings enables a stronger bond with my children, and provides healthy role modelling.
  • I strive to undo my own childhood pain and make every effort not to pass any of it on to my children.
  • I encourage my children to be able to solve their own problems and help only when required, not taking away their learning.
  • I trust children learn at their own rate and learn in unique ways.  There is no need to push children into new stage of development.
  • I spend as much quality time in connection with my children each day possible.
  • I protect my children from real danger and harm while allowing them to experience their own mistakes, problems and conflicts.