Parental Presence

Parental presence is the central pillar of NVR, it supports us in creating strong, connected relationships with our children. When we have strong relationships we see a reduction in challenging behaviours from our children and as parents we feel more in control and...

Does NVR work with teenagers?

I’m often asked if NVR works with teenagers.  The short answer is yes.  If you’re using it with the desire of building a strong relationship with your child, as opposed to just ‘dealing with the difficult behaviour’ it will work even better.  It is not a magic wand...

Communicating with your child

We communicate all the time, with everyone, it’s natural (for most people) and part of our lives. We don’t always think about how we communicate though. It can be very easy to communicate in a way that doesn’t give the intended message, or isn’t helpful to the other...

Strategies for establishing a good parental presence

Last time I outlined the second pillar of the Non Violent Resistance methodology: ‘Parental Presence’.  Having a strong Parental Presence with your child means that he or she is well connected to you, on an emotional level, even when you aren’t with them. The concept...