Talking to a Child Who Does Not Want to Talk to You | Vitamin C

Parenting Secrets: If you have or plan to have children, I promise that one day you won’t know what to do with/about/for them. Read this, it has real answers.

Several years ago I was in a quaint, small-town bookstore. As I chatted with the sixties-something bookstore owner she noticed my three daughters. “Are those girls yours?” she asked.

“Yes,” I said proudly.

“Hmmm . . . ” she said, stroking her chin. “Come with me.” She beckoned me to an obscure corner of her store, and, glancing furtively at my girls, she leaned in close to my ear.  “Let me give you some advice,” she said in a low voice. “Someday, when your girls get older they will want nothing to do with you. They will not even want totalkto you.”

“No,” I reassured her, “Notmygir–”

Talking to a Child Who Does Not Want to Talk to You | Vitamin C.

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