I love Letters of Note. Every time I read one of the little pieces of verbal history on their site, there's the possibility that I will be awed, or simply start blubbering to myself.
This one is from a kid in the UK in 1973 who was asking some advice from his favorite TV show characters. I've never seen "Blue Peter" but I gather it's something on the order of Sesame Street here in the States. This is a great example of adults taking what a kid is saying at face value, and supporting him rather than giving him a chuckling pat on the head. In the words of the letter-writer himself, if the response he got "had shown any hint of ridicule or disbelief I might perhaps never have trained to become a medical scientist or been driven to achieve the impossible dream, and really make a difference to a human being's life. I remember being thrilled at the time to have been taken seriously. Actually, even nowadays I am thrilled when people take my ideas seriously."
Take a minute and read the link below. It'll brighten your day. And maybe make you listen more closely to what your kids are saying.