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The Deficit Model vs the Gem Model

Updated: Jan 16, 2020

Featured on the Hong Kong Economic Journal (April 19, 2018)

I was once hosting a workshop for parents and asked them if they could each introduce their child to me. We went around the room and each parent told me their child’s gender, age and some characteristics. When talking about characteristics, the comments were mostly like this “my son is so argumentative, he always talks back”, “my daughter can’t focus at all”, “my son