Saturday, November 14, 2009
Children Need to Feel Needed
One concept that stood out for me is the way to win a child's cooperation. This involves four steps: express understanding, show empathy, share your feelings, and invite the child to focus on a solution. We all agreed that when the child has a stake in the solution because he was part of the idea, it is more likely to work. We also talked a bit about birth order, and more in-depth about perfectionism, which seems to affect a fair number of children. Last thought; "all people (including children) have equal claims to dignity and respect." Please add your thoughts in the comment section. Until next time!