What does peaceful parenting look like during times of conflict?
- What are you bringing to the situation?
Try to come into the situation with calmness and presence.Children follow presence. Leadership is being able to be fully present and calm. With that presence you can inspire your child so that they feel they can trust you to help find a solution that works for everyone.
While you cannot control another person you can influence them.Your biggest influence comes from your connection with your child. You connect by listening to your child’s feelings and looking for opportunities to connect throughout the day.
Usually we try to make the emotions go away. The only way for children to move into problem solving is to move through their emotions.We can help our children with emotion coaching which means we allow them to have the emotions. By acknowledging the emotions we allow our child to work through them. Once they’ve been allowed to have their feelings and have been acknowledged they are then able to problem solve and make a repair if needed.
Checkout the videos below to see peaceful parenting in action!
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How to Stop Your Child From Hitting
How do you apply peaceful parenting to stop your child from hitting? This example features your child throwing sand at another child and how to handle the situation as a peaceful parent would.
How to Help Kids Resolve Conflict Peacefully
How do you apply peaceful parenting when another child hits your child? This example features another child attempting to take a toy from your child and proceeding to hit your child when she doesn’t get the toy.
I would love to hear from you! Which of these situations do you find most difficult to handle? Are there any other situations you really struggle with that aren’t covered here? Please leave your comments below or over in our (free & awesome) FB community Love Parenting with Avital.
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