child is my teacher,too.

@jinyan69 (124)
China
January 9, 2010 8:40pm CST
the parents always think they are right,they always teach their children "what to do or not" on the high position,in fact with growing up,the children also abserve the world in their world,so you talk with them like a friend not be a parent,listen to their thought,you will find their thought is right,sometime it helps you on your work.yesterday i asked my son what reason he always didn't accept me even i was right,my little son told me " mum ,i think you are right,too.but i don't accept your tone of voice which always include blaming first."."oh,......." my child 's words gave me of thought.i always speak my junior work partners like that.i neglect their feeling,everybody need to encourage.
4 responses
@hexeduser22 (5853)
• Philippines
13 Jan 10
I always believe in the "give and take" relationship. Any person in this world can be our teacher or somehow we could learn something from them and at times we could also teach them something. It doesn't matter if your teacher would be an adult or a child, you may be well experienced as an adult but there are times an adult tends to overlook something so simple that only the children can make them realize what they've missed. It's fun to learn and it's also fun to teach
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
11 Jan 10
It is true that the way we speak to our kids is very important for the listeners. If we speak softly and properly, it is easy to be acceptable to them. So your kid is right to say so.
@jakie18 (229)
• Philippines
10 Jan 10
Sometimes we parents tend to close our ears when our kids reason out when they are punished or when we got angry because we felt that they are being disrespectful. But I guess sometimes we need to listen to their thoughts because sometimes it would be a start of them being secretive about their feelings.They thought that every time they reason out we will get angry to them.If the child commits a mistake we should confront him in a way that he will understand like asking him questions on what had happened, why he had done such thing, what encourage him to behave that way so that we will know his reasons and we will not jump into conclusions that we are bad parents.It's always good that our children open up to us than with his friends because in most cases their friends know them more than us, his parents.
@StarBright (2799)
• United States
10 Jan 10
Hi, Jinyan69: Children are great teachers for us, if we just stop and listen to them. They present an honest and innocent view of things. My children are grown up now and I can enjoy being with my grandson. I keep a smile on my face all day just thinking of some of the things he says. And you are right, children can tell you things that make you take a second look at yourself and the world around you.