No so it seems – barely 3 words into the sentence he was overtaking me telling me his point of view, and despite some factual errors on his behalf, which he declined to concede, he continued on his way to explain the fallacy of my thinking. Which I hasten to mention he never actually heard so how would he know ?
After taking some time to compose myself I thought through this a bit and it made me realise & re-double my efforts to give my daughter as balanced a perspective, but more importantly listen.
Listening is the best thing I think that any parent can do – listen to what they have to say, and be measured in your response. That’s not the easiest thing in the world to do . . .
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