Any of us who have staff and volunteers would do well to discover this pattern.
Last time I said how we need parent figures in our lives to look up to, to find direction and structure from. They may not be your real parents, but they function in that role. We all need ’em! But it’s also crucial that you are nurturing someone else.
However old you are, you need ‘Parent’ people in your life to provide guidelines, correction and nurture. As you get older there may even be people who play this role that are younger than you.
When I’m with you I take on one of three roles: Parent, Adult or Child.