Knowledge is conjectural, and we are all fallible. When everything is open to question and we do not hold anything or anyone as an authority, we are free to correct errors that otherwise would have kept us stuck and miserable. Yay!
The experience of someone new to Taking Children Seriously, from first scepticism to later taking their children seriously.
Sometimes you can explain in terms of your experience; but not when it comes to drinking bleach, presumably!
Explaining dangers is much safer than just forbidding access to them.
Many have suggested that my use of the word ‘coercion’ is non-standard and that I should find another word, but I think that is the quest for a euphemism. People don’t like using a harsh word for something they think is morally right. But if you prefer, use the word ‘manipulation’ instead—as long as it is clear that manipulating children is not taking them seriously either.