I’m a peace-loving person.
When I first became a parent almost 20 years ago I knew that I wanted to follow a “peaceful parenting” path but I didn’t have much of an idea what that meant in practice. My highest goal for myself was to live in peace, joy and freedom and I wanted to extend this to my relationships with my two children.
To start with, I wasn’t at all clear how I was going to be the happy, calm mother that I desired to be. I was clear about only two things:
- I didn’t want to be an authoritarian parent that relied on punishments, rules and control tactics.
- I wanted to allow my children to express their emotions freely and to follow their natural curiosity.
What I didn’t know 20 years ago was that I would be blessed with two highly spirited children that would challenge me every step of the way – just by being themselves and wanting to explore their world to the full.Continue Reading →