Over the summer, I did a lot of reflecting on our learning prior to the end of school. That quadrant map really stuck with me. I kept thinking about the “with,” and tried to constantly reflect in my parenting which mode best defined my approach. Over time, I witnessed much less “to,” and a significant gain in my mastery of using a “with” approach. Over a surprisingly short period of time, I noticed far more cooperation and independence in my 5-year old. I experienced almost zero power struggles any longer, and I am happy to report that my house feels much less chaotic.
Now that I am back to work, I am noticing a hunger for restorative practices in the educators I have interacted with.
My question is what thoughts have all of you had since our training? Has anyone landed on some way that you could practice what we learned?