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What If Your Kid Was Your Boss?

What If Your Kid Was Your Boss?

My friend has a picky eater — her first, only child. It’s one of her persistent struggles with her son, the kind that has its ups and downs but is always there. We all have them, I think, the things that you as a parent, or adult, just can’t get your child to see the same way. Or can’t quite grasp about your child’s behavior. And more than that, we can’t bring ourselves to let go of the conflict. You deeply want “X” for your child or your child to do “X,” without even being fully aware of it. I remember the first time I stepped onto a soccer field with my child, excited for her practice, and how deep the fear — my own fear — ran when she spent most of the time crying. I was surprised by my own emotion as much as hers. It’s possible they’ll hate the things you love. But it’s also possible that they’re just that age — 2, 3, 4, etc. Read more