In my book, Ask More, Tell Less: A Practical Guide for Helping Children Achieve Self-Reliance, I have a chapter entitled; Respond to Their Response which is a key practice for staying on the self-reliance pathway from the earliest of ages.
You will find in this post two interviews:
One with now 11-year-old Luke, who was reading Chapter books when at age 7 told his mother that he would like to write a book.
The second interview is with his mother, Heather speaking about her beliefs and how, in my words, she responded to Luke’s responsive statement that he would like to write a book.
One thing that is always in a parents’ control is what they choose to pay attention to in relation to their children. As you listen to these inspiring interviews, ask yourself, “How would I have responded to my seven-year-old telling me they want to write a book and what is my level of belief that they could accomplish this feat?”