Lori Petro is a Mom, Writer/Speaker & Child Advocate. In 2002, she founded TEACH through Love, a child advocacy organization and educational resource with the desire to help spread awareness of verbal and emotional abuse. She consults with parents, teachers and local community organizations to share her knowledge and understanding of conscious, unconditional parenting and non- punitive discipline.
Lori believes that “behavior modification” is an outdated standard which no longer serves the needs of parents and children. She wants to awaken others to the knowledge that true change lies within our own hearts and that the path to change is love.
Lori feels that the best way to TEACH our children is to:
T ake a breath
E ngage and empathize
A cknowledge feelings and needs
C onnect and problem solve
H ow does it feel? (Are we connected or are we still angry with each other?)
It is so important to give quality feedback to our children. We shouldn’t use blame, shame, and judgment to try to change our child’s behavior. We need to shift our perspective from only addressing behavior to addressing the emotions behind the behavior. If kids don’t feel safe and connected, they will act out. If they feel unconditional love, their actions will reflect that.
To find out how to make the shift from traditional parenting to conscious parenting go to http://www.GreatParentingShow.com/lori
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Several listeners had positive remarks about the interview:
Lorraine Esposito - Love the advice about ways to conflict resolution. The child’s issue is acknowledged and respects his/her right to feel how ever he or she feels. Great!
Mia – Thank you so much for sharing this information because I have been getting so triggered by my 3 year old. I am looking forward to implementing your suggestions.
Alyson Spilker Brewer - I heard Lori speak online a while ago and today I was reminded how much her teachings resonate with me. Thank you so much!
Bebe Jacobs - Parenting is about relationships not behavior tools. Really diffuses blame and shame. Good session Lori. Thanks also to Jacqueline Green for being the Radio Host.