|RE: Kids and cohousing "families"||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Rob Sandelin (Floriferousmsn.com)|
|Date: Mon, 16 Dec 1996 20:35:21 -0600|
Anne asked about are there discussions about parenting and goals and philosophies of parenting. This is very timely for me, as last weekend I mediated a community dispute over just this very issue (at another community) and it turned out the real problem, once we got under the surface, was that one couples style of parenting was very disapproved of by the other parents. Because of the defensiveness and unclear boundaries of the members, it was never discussed, so it just sort of festered. The bad news of all this was, being I am not a very good mediator yet, the other parents more or less laid fault at this one couples door, they took it on the chin, and left the community with a great deal of emotional upheaval. Gakkk. And of course, the next week, I got in the mail, a book that could have resolved much of the problem. Its called, Taking charge, a parent and Teacher guide to loving discipline by JoAnne Nordling. I will confess here and now that I have only scanned this book yet, but, the first few things I found were ideas that could have resolved some of the problems in the group I mediated. (There is a cosmic connection here, getting this book, out of the blue, from a group I did a workshop for two days after I blow a mediation about parenting issues. I was about to throw in the towel on mediation and now maybe I'll keep at it) Anyway, this book is found in libraries and seems to have a good amount of wisdom in it. Check it out if such interest you. Rob Sharingwood And yes David, its a requirement at Sharingwood to be higher evolved. I thought you knew :-)
Kids and cohousing "families" Anne R Tyler, December 14 1996
- RE: Kids and cohousing "families" Rob Sandelin, December 16 1996
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