Often referred to as Reconciliation Gestures these are one of the key aspects of NVR. Increasingly I’ve been using the term relational gestures as it helps to think about them in a broader way and they are not just about reconciling. NVR is based on actions rather than words, which is one of the reasons that these gestures are so powerful. Gestures show your child you love them and are unconditional and considered.
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Relational or Reconciliation, these gestures help you to build, or rebuild, the relationship you have with your child. They help your child to know that you love them irrespective of any tricky behaviours that are going on, or anything else that’s happening at home. They show your child that you love them anyway.
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