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Listen to Mona and Ian talk about their ground-breaking course

Would you like to experience more collaboration with your children?

  • Cultivate more appreciation and joy in family life
  • Increase your ability to stay present in challenging times
  • Inspire in your children the values you hold dear
  • Develop your parenting vision and put it into ACTION!

As parents, we constantly want the best for our children. To support them in growing into amazing adults, caring, fulfilled, in love with life. We also want to build strong relationships that endure the test of time.

To do this effectively requires a parenting approach rooted in awareness and presence.

Connection Based Parenting is a comprehensive parenting program inspired by the process and principles of Nonviolent Communication (NVC). Created by experienced NVC trainers and parents, Ian Peatey and Monica Reu, this self-paced course contains 12 modules designed to let you learn and engage at the times that work for you, offering TONS of flexibility.

This course will give you the tools and knowledge that you need to stay present and fully BE THERE for yourself and for your child in challenging situations - and the skills to restore the connection when you make "mistakes".

You will come away with:

  1. Ways to enhance your listening skills
  2. Ideas about how to prioritize your own needs
  3. Insights into what may be behind your child's behavior
  4. More ways to support your child's growing self-esteem
  5. Tools for setting and communicating safe boundaries
  6. Ways of dealing with tears and outbursts
  7. Strategies for taking care of your couple relationship as parents

Each module targets a different aspect of the complex child-parent relationship and is accompanied by exercises and practices so you can implement the principles presented right away.

Connection Based Parenting will teach you how to develop true collaboration without resorting to rewards or punishments. By learning these skills, you will inspire strong values in your children while building a culture of appreciation and enjoyment of life in your family.


About Monica Reu

Monica Reu was certified in 2009 and was the first Romanian trainer of Nonviolent Communication. She translated Marshall's book Nonviolent Communication, a Language of Life into Romanian, and brought him to Romania in 2006 for a series of conferences.

Monica has become known in Romania as an expert in parenting and is a regular contributor in various TV and radio shows. Convinced that raising children can be a constant process of inner transformation and healing for parents, for the past eleven years she has mainly been supporting grown-ups and kids in building deep connection, by leading long courses, conferences and individual counselling sessions. One of her most rewarding projects was with a Moldovan NGO, helping foster parents understand and consciously respond to the needs and sometimes challenging behaviours of the orphaned children they have in their care.

She is the creator of Education through Empathy, a connection-based parenting program that she has shared in several European countries, and then adapted for schools and kindergartens, as a teacher training. Passionate about Maria Montessori's philosophy, she is a trained AMI Montessori teacher assistant and is sharing NVC to future Romanian Montessori teachers. Inspired by Alfie Kohn's revolutionary work, she has co-organised three conferences with Alfie in Bucharest and was involved in the translations of his works into Romanian.

Together with her husband Ian, she runs Parents to Lovers, aimed at supporting parents thrive as a couple.

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About Ian Peatey

Ian was born in UK and has lived in Eastern Europe for most of his adult life – finally settling in Romania. His professional background is in finance and organisations initially as a financial auditor and then as coach and trainer.

Ian studied with Marshall Rosenberg and completed Certification in 2008, leaving behind his corporate work in finance. He is a regular trainer on Intensive International Trainings around the world and runs a 6-month NVC programme in Romania. One of his current passions is to support and nurture the growing community of NVC trainers and practitioners around him.

Ian is the father of 3 daughters and is very involved in parenting and constantly striving to become a better parent day by day. He is experienced also in parenting where the parents are divorced and live in different countries – his older daughters live in UK and Poland. NVC has been invaluable in his role as father and he has seen a dramatic evolution in this role and how NVC helps with connection and life together.

Together with his wife Monica, he runs Parents to Lovers, aimed at supporting parents thrive as a couple.