Yesterday, I wrote a blog post called A Few Raw Thoughts on a Crumpled Piece of Paper. In this post, I explored some thoughts about unconditional love, respect, and trust.
This morning, I told my daughter Sophie what I’d been writing about, and she started sharing her own thoughts on this subject. I found these thoughts very interesting. I scribbled them down on a scrap of paper as Sophie was speaking, Then I said, “Can I interview you for a podcast? Can we talk about unconditional love, trust, and respect?”
Sophie was very happy to chat with me, so this afternoon, we had a second conversation which I recorded and then edited. I turned the interview into episode 70 of my Stories of an Unschooling Family podcast.
In this episode, we explored the following questions:
- Should every parent respect and love their children unconditionally?
- Do all children feel loved unconditionally? If not, why not?
- How does Sophie know I love her?
- Do all parents talk to their children with respect? If not, what does Sophie think they’re doing wrong?
- Why do parents criticise their children and what does criticism do to them? Does it result in a child trying harder?
- How can a parent encourage a child to overcome her faults?
- Is it really necessary to change our children? Do all children have to be the same?
- What do misbehaving children need?
- Do we gossip about our children?
- Is writing down our thoughts and feelings valuable?
- What is trust? How can trust grow between parent and child?
- Do we judge people on their appearance? Including children?
- Am I a perfect mother? Have I got everything worked out? Or is it okay if I make mistakes?
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