Imagine this scene: A neighbor is at your house, visiting over lunch. You realize you might be late for an appointment and start feeling irritated and pressured to wrap up your visit. What would you say to your neighbor? Imagine the same situation, except it’s your child at the breakfast table and you are feeling pressure about the child making it to the bus on time. How would it change your response? Is it possible that you might respond in a more disrespectful way to you child than a friend? Even when irritated or impatient, we often make the effort to listen and communicate with friends,... (Read More ...)