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The TEACH through Love Newsletter, Issue #2
June 01, 2009


June 1, 2009
Volume 1 Issue 2

"What we are teaches the child far more
than what we say. So we must be
what we want our children to become."
~ Joseph Chilton Pearce


Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids: 7 Keys to Turn Family Conflict into Cooperation, by Sura Hart & Victoria Kindle Hodson

This is an easy-to-read introduction to Conscious Parenting. Using language taken directly from Marshall Rosenberg's Non-Violent Communication Series, this book is filled with hands-on activities for families, self-tests for parents and life-enriching practices to help you foster an environment of cooperation in your home.

The Heart of Parenting: Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child, by John Gottman, Ph.D.

Science has told us that good parenting involves emotion as well as intellect and that our parenting style has lifelong consequences. Gottman shows that children who are "emotion coached" using a step-by-step process of conflict resolution results in children who learn better, get along well with others and are physically healthier and socially better adapted than children who have not had such "coaching."

The Body Never Lies: The Lingering Effects of Cruel Parenting, by Alice Miller

Do you struggle with anger or rage? Do you find yourself reacting automatically to your child's behaviors and find that you can't stop? In Alice Miller's provocative examination of childhood trauma, she challenges the unspoken moral compass of society and our unwavering obedience to the 4th Commandment.

1. What's your Parenting Style?

    Ever wonder what your parenting style is or if you are doing everything you can to act as your child's emotional coach? Take the TEST now!

2. Model Child

    Witnessing the effects of conscious parenting is a true testament to this philosophy of parenting and a real joy. My daughter recently displayed some problem-solving skills that would normally be thought to be beyond her just-turned-three brain capacity. Read more>>

3. Redefining Discipline for Kids

    We want our kids to be respectful, able to make smart decisions and develop critical thinking, so why do we sometimes model for them the exact opposite? Read more>>

4. Welcome to Toddlerville

    That's code for: that moment in time when your precious, typically amenable baby with the sweet-disposition turned into a sassy spitfire who screams the instant she wants to be, do or have something that Mama doesn't want her to be, do or have - aka temper-tantrum-time.

  • The TEACH tool is a step-by-step process of conflict resolution. Forget yelling, threatening, begging or bargaining - start connecting with your kids.
  • Want to learn how to use loving, connected speech with your child? Download the language model - Using Words That Work

Wishing you a fantastic adventure wherever you may be!

All the best,

Lori Petro | TEACH through Love
Transforming the Emotional Abuse of Children
Los Angeles, CA 90065 | Direct: (323)793-0852

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