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Parenting for Beginners

January 9 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

4 Saturdays 10:30am-12:30pm     Jan 9, 16, 23, 30

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About Michelle Leah Gomez 

Whether or not you are new-to-parenting, this class supports your journey towards more peaceful parenting through nonviolent communication.

Do you long for more peaceful communication with your children? Do you seek collaboration over coercion and wonder what that means in practice? Do you long for a nonviolent world and wonder how that might begin at home?

Whether it is a two year old kicking on the floor, a 5 year old grabbing a toy from another child, a teenager slamming the door shut or a parent considering doing each of the above – how might one approach these scenarios from a nonviolent communication perspective?

This class is for parents new to nvc (whether new to parenting or not). The instructor requests that you have a basic understanding of nvc prior to taking the class (three easily accessible options are available from the instructor at MichelleLeahGomez@gmail.com).

Cost: The course is free to all who wish; Michelle Leah Gomez is not charging for her services. To support NVC Santa Cruz, if you are able, a requested sliding scale donation for the 8 hours of class is $80, $120 or $160.

Prerequisites: Some introduction to nvc is requested; this class will assume a basic understanding of Feelings, Needs, Observation and Requests (You are welcome to email the instructor for clarity on this: MichelleLeahGomez@gmail.com).

This class will discuss concepts and use exercises from Inbal Kashtan’s Parenting From Your Heart to discuss basic concepts of nvc parenting. The bulk of class time will be exercises — applying these concepts to each parent’s real life examples and discussing the issues that arise.

Parenting is a journey. With learning and support, may the journey be one towards peace.


January 9
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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