Both teachers and parents are increasingly using Clean Language in education. At a simple level, the Clean questioning approach, with its acceptance of the subject’s view of the world and its fascination with imagined metaphoric landscapes, can be used to find out about a young child’s experience. For example, a parent could ask ...

Teacher Julie McCracken was working in the playground when two six-year-olds came running up to her, hurt, upset and angry. She used her Clean Language training to resolve the dispute. Child one: “He punched me in the face and it hurt and I don’t like it.” Child two: “Well it was an accident and anyway, he kicked my leg and I told ...