In this episode of the Peaceful Parenting Podcast, Vivek Patel, a fellow parenting coach, joins me to talk about non-coercive collaborative parenting.

We talk about strategies to create healthier dynamics among parents and children by building life skills over time and indulging in kind, empathetic connections rather than enforcing control or exerting power. 

Vivek Patel of Meaningful Ideas has been sharing Conscious Parenting concepts for over 10 years. The ideas he shares have been used by thousands of families to create more harmony and connection in their homes.

We cover:

  • [6:55] What respect is
  • [11:35] How do you use non-coercive parenting in a way that fits with the real world
  • [18:15] Vivek’s experience in noticing when his kids “close” and “open”
  • [25:50] The principle of ‘no wrongness’
  • [31:25] Knowing what’s in it for me (WIIFM) 
  • [39:25] The three most important relationships
  • [43:00] Empowering your child’s relationship with themselves
  • [52:05] Advice to his younger parent self

He has written more than 500 parenting articles and created over 300 videos. There is also a book in the works.

Vivek cares deeply about empowering parents to develop more harmonious relationships with their kids using a powerful approach called “Non-Coercive, Collaborative Parenting”, based on Communication, Connection and Collaboration. He is also best friends with his 26 yr old.

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