They are a part of creation in the same way we are. They came at a different time than we did.
A clear understanding of this puts us as equals at different ages with different job descriptions. While it is our job to give them a social and spiritual understanding of life, they can teach us as much as we can teach them.
When a child acts out and would benefit by some guidance, I take the opportunity to learn something myself.
Yours in waking up,