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Peaceful Parenting

Gandhi adherence to nonviolence was not limited to the political sphere. It permeated every aspect of his life and his children followed his example. Dr. Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi shared the following story as an example of nonviolence in parenting: “I was 16 years old and living with my parents at the institute…

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The roots of violence

Why do we pretend violence is random, when it so strongly correlated with childhood violence? Why are we so accepting of the initiation of force against the most vulnerable members of society? Why are we so hesitant to challenge parents acting violently towards their children in ways that would never be acceptable towards another adult?…

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