|Parenting in community||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Rob Sandelin (floriferousmsn.com)|
|Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 16:57:53 -0700 (PDT)|
This is a subject which is very worth discussing, especially in broad terms so nobody feels threatened. A good starting question to get conversation going is: how is parenting in community different than parenting outside community? When dealing with potentially intense topics, it can be useful to create a place to talk which is not directly personal at first. Starting from a general topic, allows people to add their viewpoint, but not be as defensive or attacking as when the issue is specifically about an individual. This kind of general intervention allows people to listen and evaluate themselves and their own issues and behaviors without specifically being singled out. In this case, if you hear lots of people talking about things you do, then as an individual you can learn from this and take action without feeling threatened. Here is a link to some information I wrote up about interventions once which might be useful http://www.ic.org/nica/Book/8%20Intervention.htm Rob Sandelin Sharingwood Snohomish County, WA
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