This book begins with an examination of Gandhi's 'nonviolent' resistance and its application to the family context. A model of escalation processes between parents and children is presented, as well as ways for overcoming escalation. The book includes a step-by-step instruction manual for parents. Special topics include: dealing with violence against siblings; dealing with children who take control of the house; building alliances between parents and teachers, and community uses of the approach.
Foreword; 1. Non-violent resistance: a new approach to violent and self-destructive children; 2. Escalation processes; 3. The parents' instruction manual; 4. Non-violent resistance in action; 5. Violence toward siblings; 6. Children who take control of the house; 7. Parents and teachers: the vital alliance; 8. Non-violent resistance in the community; Afterword; References.