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What If I Don’t Say, “There’s a Parking Spot!”
I’m not sure why we insist on being heard. Just say what you want to (and suffer the consequences without complaint).
“What if I didn’t say anything, how would I feel inside?” Serene is how I felt when I stopped telling Blake where parking spots were that he could see all by his grown-up self! Sometimes we don’t need to be heard.
Let this lesson help you become a more peaceful parent.
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