As we spoke, I suddenly told her of a specific personal productivity problem I am currently facing and asked her to develop a solution by end of today. I told her she is my consultant and she needs to give me advice. She took the assignment pretty seriously and came up with a brilliant solution. I am so proud of her.
I learnt the following from this experience:
- Children are great problem solvers. They are very creative.
- Involving them teaches them that every problem has a solution and they need to think it through.
- The parent child bonding is rapidly enhanced
- Parents can get very creative solutions which they would have never even thought about.
Moreover if you implement their solution and demonstrate success to them, they will truly develop immense self-esteem and have confidence to solve problems.
Children should be involved, wherever possible, in developing solutions to common family problems along with the parents. This will come a long way for strengthening family bonding and creatively solving problems together.