Gratitude for the Principles & Practices of Dialogue Education™

With the winter holiday season upon us, and family gatherings and socializing with friends often at the forefront of celebrations, this month’s Dialogue Education™ Tips & Tools focuses on the ways in which the principles and practices of Dialogue Education™ have woven their way into family life and personal relationships.  The following is a final installment to that issue, my own personal observation on the topic.

Power & Family Life Fostering an awareness of how we use our power (overtly or covertly) is a key capacity of a reflective practitioner of Dialogue Education.

At some point when our children were young, perhaps ages 4 and 6, I realized that while we were trying to model and engender collaboration and cooperation within our home around work, we had neglected to involve the kids in choosing how we would play! From that point on, rotating Sundays each person had a turn to choose what we would do as a family for the day. There were almost no rules about the what, although we aimed to not spend money and be outdoors or active.   And a “pajama day” was just fine once in a while too!

I invite you to share your own insights and stories here.  How have you integrated the principles and practices of Dialogue Education™ into other parts of your life?


Thank you to author Joan Dempsey for this post.

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