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Jul. 14th, 2007 | 05:31 pm
posted by: amacmillian in tranquilparents

Another book recommendation...I read the book 3-4 years ago while in college, not as part of any curriculum, my sister was reading it, recommended it. I very rarely will ever pass up a book that is recommended to me. I found it extremely helpful in my dealings as a parent.

I will sometimes "slip up", and out of the practice of using the technique, if it can be described as such. It truly is a practice. It is reconnecting with our deep compassion for other humans, and speaking from that place.

It seems to me, that most people think this type of communication opens us up to vulnerability, but I think it allows everybody to become more vulnerable, and allows us to communicate with safety with other people. We are expressing our needs, over trying to manipulate others into giving us our needs.

Non-Violent Communication: A Language of Life Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D.

Also, I very rarely turn down a book recommendation, so, if you have one, please feel free to share.

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from: melissadiane75
date: Jul. 16th, 2007 06:42 pm (UTC)

I'll have to add that one to my wish list. I bought that merit badge book based on your recommendation but haven't had a chance to go through it yet. You know, that pesky LIFE thing......

I just started going through "How to Say It (to your kids)" by Paul Coleman and I really like it so far. It is structured very well in that you don't have to read the book cover to cover to get what you need out of it. Everything is categorized. Whatever the problem, the index will tell you what page to flip to for advice. He sets it up with a scenario, tells you what things to think about, then provides you with some dialogue. I love it!

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