Our Family's Journey to Peaceful Parenting and Unschooling.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Children Know Themselves Best
I always get a little frustrated when I read or hear the phrase, "you know your child better than anyone else."
I understand the sentiment, but really, the child knows themselves better than anyone else. We are only outside observers. Sure, we may do more observing than anyone else, but only the child knows what they are thinking and feeling, the true motivations behind their words and actions.
Because of this, I believe we need to be asking more questions (How are you feelings? What do you think? Why did you choose to...?), trusting our children's answers, and working in partnership with them as they learn to navigate life. Their life