Leave it to me to turn a beautiful gaming moment into a teachable moment.
As parents it tends to be our jobs to empower our kids to make good decisions. If these decisions intersect with legitimate interests, then there is a powerful opportunity to create a life-lesson synergy that could lead to enhanced productivity and opportunities for personal development… or I just ruined YouTube for her, one of the two.
I saw a buy-and-sell posting for an old radio, and it says: works perfect but the volume is stuck on stuck on full. I thought… I can’t turn that down!
…so she says “Your secrets are safe with me, dad!”
We’ve been having a lot of frank conversations lately, because y’know… eleven-year-olds are curious about how the world really works, and those types of things that you don’t normally talk about in regular conversations. Money. Politics. Religion. Family drama.
And you think to yourself… y’know… Secrets.
The next day happens and, boom… “I told so-and-so at school about….” Well, I may as well broadcast that on the internet, right. Maybe we should have started with a conversation about tact.