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June 20, 2014

Learning from Our Kids

Image: Flickr/Heather Williams

Image: Flickr/Heather Williams

“It is not a bad thing that children should occasionally, and politely, put parents in their place.” (Sidonie Gabrielle Colette)

No one is perfect. We know this; our kids know this. So, why is it that we wince even at the thought of admitting it to our children? Perhaps it’s because we somehow think that in doing so, we might undermine our own authority.

This could not be farther from the truth. When one of your kids busts you on something that you know, in your heart, is accurate, you do a tremendous disservice to both of you by dismissing it. You not only cause them to doubt their own (accurate) instincts, but you miss an opportunity to grow personally.

Kids see through so many smoke screens, and — if you let them — they can teach you some amazing things about yourself.

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