Making Space for the Child’s Experience

No matter how good a parent you are, you can’t read a child’s mind. Children are not only unique individuals; they have yet to develop the knowledge and wider understanding that adults take for granted.

You think you know your child and you are often right – likes peanut butter, hates jelly, does homework but forgets his jacket, and so on. But when it comes to how a child you think you know interprets life experiences, try getting the child’s view of things.

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