When formulating a response to a situation, these eight questions by author L.R. Knost, can guide you to a place of compassion, empathy and clearer intention in your parenting. This approach will ultimately guide your child to solve his or her own problem or identify what led them to success and lead to growth for both parent and child. Responding with gentleness does not mean that we don't have boundaries. Quite the opposite. We become clearer about the "why" behind our boundaries and therefore, able to hold them with more consistency and greater love.
Quicklinks to Resources from this Episode
L.R. Knost Little Hearts/Gentle Parenting Resources
8 Steps To A Gentle Response (L.R. Knost)
Vashti Summervill is a PCI Certified Parent Coach and a certified teacher in the state of Idaho. She is the secretary of the Idaho Suicide Prevention Coalition and the co-chair of the St. Luke’s Pediatric Family Advisory Council.