I used to define negotiation as that arduous battle of wills between two parties that was best illustrated by my least favorite activity in the world…buying a car. That was until I became a parent and realized that negotiation is part of my everyday life.
Last weekend I played “The Game of Life” with my son and I realized how early we expose our kids to the concept of risk. As he approached the choice to take “The Safe Path of Life” or “The Risky Path of Life,” I found myself anxiously awaiting his decision.
I recently took my six-year old to see Beauty and the Beast. After the movie, he began asking questions like “Why did the Beast throw the rose on the ground?” or “Why did the Enchantress turn the Prince into the Beast?” and on and on…and on (if you have kids, you know what I’m talking about).