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Colorado Center for Restorative Practices

About the author:
John Ehrhart holds a master's degree in Transpersonal Psychology from Naropa University, and bachelor of arts degrees in Psychology and Philosophy from Creighton University. He is the co-founder of the Colorado Center for Restorative Practices, which offers alternative dispute resolution and relationship-coaching services. He has been a restorative justice facilitator for 9 years.

John lives in Erie, Colorado with his wife, Peggy, and their four children. He enjoys writing songs, and camping with his kids.

Restorative Parenting

7 Ways to Transform the Parent-Child Relationship

Authored by John Ehrhart
Edition: 1

7 Ways to Transform the Parent-Child Relationship

1. ATTACHMENT: Developing positive connections that transcend competing forces.
2. DEVELOPMENT: Promoting healthy maturation of children and self.
3. EMPATHY: Ability to connect with feelings and needs being expressed.
4. PATIENCE: Capacity to stay with what is happening in the present moment, without reacting.
5. ADULTHOOD: Taking 100% responsibility for the state of ones life and ones relationships.
6. RESTORATION: Willingness and the skillful means to repair the harm.
7. RELATIONSHIP: Prioritize relationships over all else.

As parents, we often find that despite our best efforts to maintain healthy, nurturing relationships with our children, damage to parent-child bonds can be a fact of life. We seek restoration. The techniques set out in this book will draw out your inspiration as a parent and connect you with the parent you truly are. The qualities and capacities you need to be a great parent are already present.

Publication Date:
0990960005 / 9780990960003
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Family & Relationships / Parenting / General

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