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Love. Listen/Observe/Read. Act. Repeat.
So funny! My parenting guru said to ask specific questions. Me: What was the most fun thing you did today?Frank: Nothing.Me: What did you like best about school today?Frank: Nothing.Me: How was your lunch?Frank: No talking. Hold hands.Wash, rinse, repeat until I learned that he needed to process his day. He usually wanted to talk right after waking me up several times because I had fallen asleep reading Cowboy Small for the 11,978 time. Frank: Mom, you know what happened at school today?Me: Grunt?Frank: blah, blah, blah, blah...Me: No talking. Hold hands.
Oh, that is so funny!It just goes to show that the experts don't know a thing. Both Frank and Sam grew up to be wonderful young men.