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Reconciliation Gestures

Although it takes quite a mindset shift to adapt to NVR (click here for an explanation) most of the teaching is quite straightforward. One area where I find my coaching clients, or those who come along to a workshop get stuck is around the concept of ‘reconciliation gestures’. Reconciliation gestures refer to any way that you […]

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Parental Presence

This second pillar of Non-Violent Resistance is Parental Presence.  The theory behind this pillar is to ramp up the bonded feeling between you and your child. If you are feeling helpless in your role as a parent, and as though your desires and wishes have no impact on your child whatsoever, it could be because […]

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5 Steps to putting de-escalation into practice

De-escalation is the first pillar of the Non-violent Resistance method. This method is what I recommend to parents dealing with a child who is showing how hurt he is inside through challenging behaviour. De-escalation is the tool to use when you want to shut down a power struggle and allow normal communication to resume with […]

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