Eps 64: Eric D. Green - 1 Awesome Dad Holding Space for the Peaceful Parenting Conversation

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Today’s guest is Eric Greene, a father, husband and children’s rights activist. His work through his website, his Facebook group and private consultations focuses on peaceful parenting. As a father of one, his son has inspired him to explore parenting approaches that honor his desire to be the best parent he can be.  His goal is to help improve the lives of children by helping parents learn better ways of raising children. Join us!

“Peaceful parenting is not permissive, it’s setting limits and boundaries in a peaceful way.”

What you’ll hear in this episode: 

    What is peaceful parenting?

    How applicable is peaceful parenting to parents of more than one child?

     What does “Growing the pause” mean and how do you do it?

    Peaceful parenting as a practice and the need for repetition

    Recognizing peaceful parenting doesn’t change that kids are still kids

    The role of mindfulness in peaceful parenting

    How to be firm and still parent peacefully

    Building resiliency in your kids

    Mindset shifts in peaceful parenting – moving from trying to control your kids’ behavior to trying to control what’s going on within yourself

    The difference between peaceful and permissive parenting

    Practicing no buts” empathy

    Peaceful “parenting practices

    The value of “hugging it out” to find a solution

    Looking for opportunities to share power

    Common struggles among parents trying to parent peacefully  

    Traditional gender roles and peaceful parenting

    Supporting your co-parent to parent peacefully

    The importance of self-care and self-compassion in peaceful parenting

     How to take baby steps to positive parenting

 

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

“The courage to be joyful. Brene Brown talked about how the most vulnerable state you can be in is joy.That takes courage. It takes courage to be joyful.”

Resources:

The Intentional Parent Project
Positive Discipline – Jane Nelsen  

Where to find Eric:

His website
Facebook
Twitter
Peaceful Parenting Community Facebook group 

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