Tag Archives: parent power

Empowering nonviolent play

We’ve all seen and heard kids playing out violent scenarios–mostly because they have not learned enough about how nonviolence works and what other options they have. In this podcast I share the story of how one mother was able to gently show her son the power of rehumanization while playing his game with him. Listen… read more

Conflict is Natural- Podcast

  Conflict is natural and healthy. Violence is avoidable. In this podcast I talk about a practical approach for understanding conflict as a necessary part of developing our most humane qualities and the art of engaging conflict without resorting to violence.  Podcast time: 5 minutes. Listen here or at with the player below the bio… read more

“We’re friends.”: Parent Power Podcast

How do we express to children we are working together as a team and what effect can it have? In this episode, I explore the power–and challenges of– working together on setting boundaries with children in a respectful way that models for them a productive way of saying ‘no’ as well. Episode length: Six Minutes… read more

Nonviolence is…Parent Power Podcast

In this podcast, I review a couple of definitions of nonviolence to help facilitate conversations about it between grown-ups and children as they journey on the path of peace.  Listen in here  or by clicking on the audio box below.   http://mettacenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Parent-Power-Nonviolence-Definition.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download… read more

“We want your full attention!”–Parent Power

“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” –Simone Weil Have you ever had a conversation with someone who was multitasking (including using a device)? What did it feel like? Did you feel like you were being heard? Did you feel a connection? Children in our lives want our full attention (and that way,… read more

A Different Kind of Power: Newsletter

Awakening the Power that Lies Within More than putting different people in power, nonviolence is about rousing a different kind of power in people. The commercial mass media system, with its violence and vulgarity, is an obstructive force to human progress because it completely denies that power. So we create media that tell the emerging… read more