Raising our Children, Raising Ourselves: Transforming Parent-child Relationships from Reaction and Struggle to Freedom, Power and Joy proposes a new model of peaceful parenting. Aldort encourages parents to avoid seeking to ‘control’ their children through scolding, threatening and punishing. Instead she shows how by understanding children’s behaviour parents can encourage appropriate behaviours and foster independence and self-confidence.
Mother and parenting/family counsellor, Naomi Aldort argues that: “An autonomous child, whose life flows in her direct, acts productively because she wants to. She acts out of joy and love, not out of fear or a need to earn approval.”