Parent Power!

Peaceful Parents. Happy Children.

iTunes_Parent PowerHosted by Metta Center's Stephanie Van Hook, Parent Power will inspire you in your GREAT WORK to support and nourish happy, peaceful and empowered kids.

It will also give you tools to grow and transform with your children. Each week's Parent Power segment is just 5 to 7 minutes, making it easy for busy parents to tune in.

Podcasts are available at:


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

Science of Nonviolence: Parent Power

Nonviolence has a scientific basis. Learn about a few recent discoveries in this short podcast. Listen in here or underneath the bio box below!  Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS… 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. Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS… 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

Six principles of Kingian Nonviolence

Ever try to talk to your child about Martin Luther King, Jr.? Here’s a quick intro to his vision of nonviolence. Learn about six principles of Kingian nonviolence from 5th grade teacher and Kingian nonviolence trainer, Robin Wildman on this episode of Parent Power Podcast! Listen here, or at the player underneath my bio box.… read more