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Respect their Model of the World

11 Jan 13
Daniel Smith
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My son politely asked me to feed him. Being very adorable, I’ve tended to agree to such requests; Though as he is almost ready to start kindergarten I figure it’s about time that he fed himself more and relied upon me less. I had just been pointing out the names of the different fingers and this time, his mother suggested that he ask his fingers to feed him.
Much to my surprise, he did. And “they” did!
Trying to persuade him that he “should” feed himself could have been painful and frustrating, yet by respecting his model of the world, we got our outcome easily and quickly.

You never know where Presuppositions of NLP can manifest!