E-Mail 'Consensual Living' To A Friend Email a copy of 'Consensual Living' to a friend * Required Field Your Name: * Your E-Mail: * Your Remark: Friend's Name: * Separate multiple entries with a comma. Maximum 5 entries. Friend's E-Mail: * Separate multiple entries with a comma. Maximum 5 entries. Image Verification: * Loading ... 5 Responses to Consensual Living Mrs Green @ littlegreenblog.com littlegreenblog June 28, 2011 at 9:53 am Thanks Lindsay for this enlightening article I love the idea that we can assume our children want to find a solution that makes everyone happy as well as ourselves and how consensual living is so inclusive of all. It follows the idea of Non Violent Communication which I love! Melissa K. VibrantWanderer June 28, 2011 at 10:49 am Thank you for demystifying this idea. You make it all so simple and clear. I love that “it is about parenting who your child is now, rather than who you want your child to be.” That is such an important thing to keep in mind as parents who strive to be respectful and gentle. I appreciate the extension to ourselves as well – I frequently forget to respect my own need, though I’m getting better about it. I need reminders like this to fight the ridiculous mommy guilt than can creep in when I have to assert myself to have a need met. Rosemary RosemaryMJones June 28, 2011 at 3:29 pm This is wonderful. I love how you clarify the difference between consensual living and a child-centered family. I think most people misunderstand AP & gentle parenting to be permissive, child-centered parenting. Not the case at all. Thank you for sharing this! 🙂 Cynthia June 28, 2011 at 9:56 pm I love that you differentiated between consensual living and child-centered living. A parent’s needs are valid and important too. Dionna codenamemama June 30, 2011 at 7:26 am Thanks for putting this in such clear and simple terms, Lindsay. I strive toward consensual living, but it does not come naturally to my husband or me, as it is not how we were raised. I find Rosenburg’s “Nonviolent Communication” very helpful!