Merging With Your Child’s Flow

by Scott Noelle

A child’s flow is a powerful force, like the traffic on a highway.

When you want your child to change to a new flow, such as leaving a playground or getting ready for bed, it helps to “merge” with his or her flow first. You can avoid a “collision” if you slow down and check out your child’s “traffic conditions” before attempting to merge. Just wait until you feel an opening, then go.

Once you’re flowing together, it’s a lot easier to shift to a new flow.

Originally published on 2006-05-11
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