Comfort or Solutions?

When a person has spent their entire schooling life being asked questions with an expectation that they will know the answer – to solve the problem – it’s understandable we’d bring that to “problems” brought to us by a child, by a partner, a co-worker, and by Life.

It cheers me to see exchanges like this shared as memes. It opens the door to the possibility – and many cases the likelihood – that what a person engaging with us most is asking for is…

Something other than problem solving

  • Asking what they are wanting is Useful.
  • Getting good at comfort (co-regulation) is Useful.
  • Exploring Adaptations (possible solutions) is Useful.
  • Helping support their Clarity and future Inspired Actions is Useful.

Can you tell I love being Useful? :wink:

2 Likes