For best results with our children, parents need to be good leaders.
One day, Suzanne said to her five-year-old niece Emma, “My, that is a beautiful stuffed lion you have there.”
“I know, I saw it in the store and Mommy bought it for me.”
“Yes. Well, she wasn’t going to.”
“Oh?” asked Aunt Suzanne, who had children of her own.
“No. She wasn’t going to. So I went,” and screwing up her face Emma acted out, “Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!” then said, “She took it off the shelf and bought it for me.”
“Huh,” replied Suzanne, hiding her smile. She was charmed by this window into the workings and self-awareness of this delightful five-year-old brain.
Later that day in the kitchen Suzanne was talking to her sister and started to tell the story Continue reading