My radical approach to parenting with empathy, even when doing so flies in the face of any parent’s protective instincts, has earned me fierce criticism.
When my child was viciously bullied by a peer, rather than give in to the anger and profound sadness I felt, rather than demand punishment and harsh consequences, I saw his bully for what he was: a child who was hurting.
A child who was just as deserving of love, respect and care as my own children.
And so, rather than react as most parents would, I wrote him a letter. I told him that we had no hate in our hearts for him, and that he was worthy of love. I told him about mistakes I’ve made in the past and offered him a glimpse of what radical acceptance feels like.
This is the type of parenting that will change our world, and it’s exactly what I describe inside the Blueprint.