The word ‘child’ changes how we look at our children.
It’s full of connotations, conditioned beliefs, judgements and expectations.
When we meet children we see incomplete human beings, someone less than, in need of guidance, even betterment.
A child doesn’t experience himself as a role or as someone half-baked. He sees himself as a person.
When we relate to our child as a person, not a role in the family, we liberate them.
Ask your boy or girl what he or she feels about being called a child. Maybe you’ll be surprised.