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Does anyone use the methods of nonviolent communication by Marshall Rosenberg in their homeschool?


What resources do you use?


Currently, my son and I are just reading the book. I'm looking for something a little more hands-on and memorable.

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I find NVC interesting but confusing. I may be alone in this, but I have found the books by Faber and Mazlish ("How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen so Kids will Talk") to feel like the practical implementation of ideas that seem to me to come from a very similar philosophical angle: all about observing what you see, rather than judging, etc. 

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Spaceman, how old is your son? I agree with the above poster that the best way I've demonstrated these techniques to my kid as a parent is by following a lot of Faber and Mazlish's advice (along with the more recent book by Joanna Faber). There's nothing more memorable and hands-on than actually applying these techniques to the actual conflicts that arise organically in any household.


If you have a teenager maybe it would also provide fruitful to look at some resources for peer mediation? I became a peer mediator when I was in high school, and those methods are very similar as I recall. (I'm kind of old, though, so sorry the details are too fuzzy to point to specific resources.)

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fralala, my son is 11/5th Grade.


The only problem I have with NVC is that it implies all needs are equal. But, I think it's a step in the direction I want.


I lost my book Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids, but it had hands on NVC activities. I do like the books you two have mentioned, but still prefer the NVC "stencil".

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