Peaceful Parenting: A Conscious Approach to Being a Good Parent

Source: Evita Ochel
March 28, 2016

EBTV presents host Evita Ochel ( with featured guest Eric D. Greene in a dialogue about peaceful parenting and how to approach raising kids in the most positive, conscious and supportive of ways.

1. Eric shares about his work of peaceful parenting. (1:37)
– how having his son shaped his approach to parenting
– how peaceful parenting differs from conventional authoritarian parenting
– the importance of empathy

2. What it takes to be a good parent. (9:00)
– peaceful parenting as an attitude
– options for peaceful parenting
– practical approaches based on peaceful parenting
– the downside of reactivity and power struggles

4. How to balance learning from external sources with following internal instincts (16:40)
– coming back to loving instincts
– cultivating healthy emotional development in children
– how to parent consciously
– the many roles that parents can play in their child’s life

5. How parenting impacted Eric’s personal and spiritual development. (23:18)
– the importance of a parent’s state of being, rather than what they are doing
– what parents can do to be the best they can

6. How to not impose oneself on their child, and get caught up forcing on a child what the parent never had or thinks they should give their child. (27:50)
– how to balance setting expectations with trusting children to do the right thing
– the importance of focusing on what we want (solutions), rather than on what we don’t want (problems)

“I celebrate who my son is. I don’t try to mold him into something he isn’t.
My likes and expectations and hopes for him are not the priority. Helping him to discover his own interests are. I don’t impose my wants and demands on him. Instead I listen, encourage, support and appreciate the person he is.” ~ Eric D. Greene

7. Advice about managing time to implement peaceful parenting by investing in oneself to be a good parent. (34:08)
– the importance of prioritizing

8. How to transcend some parenting fears. (38:08)

“The direction we are shifting towards is non-punitive, cooperative, peaceful, mindful, connected and gentle.” ~ Eric D. Greene

9. Eric’s experience as a male parent and advice to fathers for peaceful parenting. (43:23)

10. Eric’s resources for parents. (47:50)

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Zy Marquiez is an avid book reviewer, an open-minded skeptic, yogi, and freelance writer who regularly studies subjects such as: Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more. His own personal blog is where his personal work is shared, while serves as a media portal which mirrors vital information usually ignored by mainstream press, but still highly crucial to our individual understanding of various facets of the world. My work can also be found on

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