The 4 Steps of Nonviolent Communication

One of my favorite models of oral communication - and one I find very effective for solving personal conflicts - is Marshall Rosenberg's theory of nonviolent communication. The goal of nonviolent communication is to express ourselves authentically and honestly, to listen with empathy and to deal with potential conflict respectfully and considerately. The foundation of nonviolent communication is the willingness … Continue reading The 4 Steps of Nonviolent Communication

3 Secrets of Communicating with Gifted Children

If you have a gifted child, you've got a lot on your plate. Highly intelligent children are not only extremely sensitive and curious, they can also be strong willed and "difficult" - they want to be treated as equals. They usually have strong egos, creative, original ideas, a strong sense of justice, are analytical and … Continue reading 3 Secrets of Communicating with Gifted Children