Family Violence

When I discovered that it was possible to parent without violence - either physical or psychological - I was attending a parenting course, Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.). A very new parent at the time, I was astonished when I learned that I could bring up a child without rewards or punishment, or that I could parent without wielding fear. So inspired was I, that I've taught peaceful, gentle, respectful intentional, parenting through the skills and principles of P.E.T. for over twenty years.

What drove me to absorb this approach to parenting, and then to teach the skills to others? What was behind my determination to share these skills with thousands of other parents?