Personally, the points on understanding a child’s schema and reasons behind every action, serve important reminders for me. With my lack of confidence, I tend to be more a directive kind of adult, to be in control. So I need reminders like these from people like you and Darren who are more confident in letting the child lead at a higher degree.
To convince or persuade as a kid to kid peer level, or an adult to adult level. Which means to talk at same level, rather than veering more to top-down.
At the same time, be trusting and accepting with their choices.Coach Irene