the art of CAR- client agency relationships>>>
A kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they drew. She would occasionally walk around to see each child's artwork.
As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was.
The girl replied, "I'm drawing God."
The teacher paused and said, "but no one knows what God looks like."
Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing the girl replied, "They will.... in a minute
There are few types of agency- client relationships.. the most familiar one being the parent- child relationship. Here (for the uninitiated) the agency tells the client to do this and do that,,, lead them, bully them, love them, pamper them.. give them logic...
Here are a few key things that your parents teach kids! Granted, most of you will say that you learned these things all on your own - but I can promise you that your parents had a hand in there, as well.
Parents proved the theory of all LOGIC."Because I said so, that's why."
Parents gave you the gift of FORESIGHT."Make sure you wear clean underwear, you never know if you'll get into an accident."
Parents were always good for teaching IRONY."Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about."
Even before biology class parents taught you the fundamentals of OSMOSIS."Shut your mouth and eat your supper."
They are always ready to suggest a career - even as a CONTORTIONIST."Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!"
They taught that we even could control the WEATHER."This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."
They taught us the basics principles of BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION."Stop acting like your father!"
Parents were the first to make us know ENVY."There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."
Parents gave you that butterfly feeling of ANTICIPATION."Just wait until we get home."
They taught us what a marvelous gift it was to RECEIVE ."You are going to get it when you get home!"
Parents studied MEDICAL SCIENCE."If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way."
They were the first to instruct us HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT."If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."
Mother was likely the one skilled in GENETICS."You're just like your father."
They were the very people that taught us WISDOM."When you get to be my age, you'll understand."
Long before we knew the laws of the world they instructed us in the ways of JUSTICE."One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you."
and last but not least...
Loving mother and father - they taught you how to walk and talk until you were three or four, then ever after, ordered you to sit down and shut up..
Now ....Can we apply the above model in every Client Agency Relationship?..or at least in every Parent-Child type of relationships...? what about parents who are bullied by their kids? what about parents who treat kids like outlets of their frustration? what about kids who are dull and dumb? what about parents who are so? what about parents who are inconsistent and quarrelsome? what about kids who remain kids and refuse to grow up?what about parents who treat them as kids even after they have grown up?
Too many questions?