How do children experience the way we choose to parent? If we try to implement ‘gentle’ or ‘peaceful’ parenting, where there is only respectful communication and no punishment or reward – how does this impact on our children, and our relationship?Over the years, parents attending Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T) courses have asked questions of my teenage and young adult children. This (long) blog puts together a selection of those questions, and some of their spontaneous answers.Here’s a taste:Do you think you will consciously follow through when you have a family of your own?15yo. I think potentially, yes, I will try. Because I’ve noticed I have liked my bringing up. . . because in my life, it’s been very beneficial for emotional understanding and learning. Getting to be able to know how I feel, and how other people feel, and to be able to help with that kind of stuff, I feel, is quite important.
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