About once per quarter, I ask my kids a very frightful question:
“In your view, do I take good care of you? Are there things I should start doing and things I should stop doing?”
And then I listen (I try). Without judging (I try). Without answering anything other than “Thank You” (I try).
And boy, that’s hard.
I’m fortunate that until now the answers are quite good. I try to adapt myself to their needs and their development.
But I’m sure someday I’ll get a “well, hum, err, here’s the thing…”
And I’m waiting for that time.