We can assist our children to expand their belief in possibility by asking them enabling questions that cause them to step beyond self-imposed limitations that stifle their creativity. Four magic words have the capacity to literally vaporize limitations. The four words are:
What would happen if...?
When I begin a question with these magic words, what does that cause you to do instantly? Automatically you stop, consider, and open to the possibility of a solution. You try the new idea on for size! This approach is tremendously enabling for your children. Use the four magic words: What would happen if... often, and feel the joy of watching your kids’ creativity begin to shine.
In the next series of my Breakthrough Articles we’ll dive into Enabling Questions for effective leadership!