I finally finished it the other day. I recommend it to any new parent or any parent who wants to have a respectful relationship with their child.
A partnership, not a dictatorship.
I have always parented in this perspective but I'm not perfect.
I make mistakes, I apologize, the relationship with my kids is more important than any THING I can think of.
Establishing trust, safety and respect is vital to parent child interaction.
Her quick method of S.A.L.V.E. is a great reminder to slow down and not let the old tapes in your head dictate what you say.
S. Separate yourself from your child's behavior and emotions with a silent
A. Attention on your child
L. Listen to what your child is saying or to what his actions are indicating.
V. Validate your child's feelings
E. Empower your child to resolve his upset by getting out of the way and