Walk in Your Child's Shoes: 4 Meaningful Insights That Come From Fresh Eyes by Pepi Silverman
As parents, our hope for our children is grounded by our experiences. We project our dreams onto them; yet, when there are exceptionalities, their life experiences will be different from our own. Without that insight, worries and fears can take over our thoughts. To walk in another’s shoes involves first-hand experiences. Seeing the world through fresh eyes can yield some meaningful insights:
- Compassion can be derived through understanding.
- Understanding is achieved through the sharing of another’s perspective.
- Empathy comes from placing yourself into another person’s position.
- Embrace similarities rather than differences to find common ground.
We can’t always identify our children’s point of view, but by sharing their perspective, opportunities can be achieved.