Self-care – I’m so bad at it!

Self-care is something I’m always telling parents to do and a key aspect of NVR, yet I’m bad at doing it myself!  The week before Christmas I realised just how bad I was when I ended up spending several days in my pj’s with exhaustion, a migraine and feeling under the...

How I’ve used NVR successfully

My posts over the last few months have been focused on the pillars of NVR (Non Violent Resistance) and how to put it into practice in your home. It’s all very well blogging in a theoretical way about NVR, but, what is it about this methodology that makes it special?...

Refusing to Give In

The 4th pillar of Non-Violent Resistance is ‘Refusing to Give-In’. And here you can really see how Ghandi used NVR effectively in India as ‘refusing to give-in’ was his mantra, despite all the aggression that he faced and throughout the violence that he experienced....

Reconciliation Ideas

Last time on the blog I wrote about the power of reconciliation gestures (click here to read), how to use them and the positive effect they can have on your relationship with your child. To recap, the term ‘reconciliation gestures’ refers to the actions we use to show...