The Scary Question I Ask to my Kids

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.