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Respecting your Child’s Viewpoint

Our daughter and I have had these What do you think I should do? conversations for several years now. I am looking forward to having these conversations with my grandsons soon!



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Sridhar Ramanathan is the Founder of IDEASRS, where he is also a Strategic Innovation Coach. Sridhar’s mission in life is “to help those who want to do things better and differently”. His work involves conducting creative problem solving workshops for clients, and buidling competencies in creativity and innovation. He also blogs at www.ideasrs.com.

2 thoughts on “Respecting your Child’s Viewpoint

  1. Kesang

    Sridhar… really enjoyed the artcile. The way you described the conversation with your child gives so much scope for the child to reflect and brings out the best in them. I use it even for simple day to day things like when my duaghter says, ” I dont want to go to my karate class today.” We would talk about what she is feeling and I would then give my point of view and say , ” what do you think”. I have almost always find she then takes a good decision !! In our parenting workshops we emphasise trust in children but adults find this so hard as they come from belief that a child knows nothing and if given a choice will always make a bad choice!! Until we let go of these beliefs we will never discover what our children are capable of.

  2. mrinalini

    Really love the term you have used . ” unbiased mind”
    True that the children have that unique ability to observe and as parents we could help that be retained as an adult in them.


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