This week, I had the pleasure of attending parent-teacher interviews. It’s always fun for me because I know what it’s like to sit on both sides of the table.
I know the code-words teachers use in interviews and I love teenagers.
I snapped this photo as I left the hall. Wisdom and respect: the boys’ bags and their boaters. (Did you know that in Australia, the schoolboys are taught to tip their hats to women and girls as a sign of respect? To me, it’s a beautiful tradition.)
When I walked to my car, I thought of the best parenting advice I know. Just one simple line:
It improves every relationship. Every single one.
Tell me more gives breathing room to the people we love. Try it with someone (anyone) today and you’ll see what I mean.
Enjoy your weekend. Have some fun, and be fun to live with!
Love, Catherine x
HIgh schools in my city are booking me in to talk about all the juicy topics in Love Lie Repeat: perfectionism, helicopter parenting, overwhelmed teens, competition. I’m so excited. My idea of a good time is a kitchen table full of teenagers, and hearing their thoughts. Tell me more.
Cracks in the Sidewalk by Austin Kleon. I see beauty in unlikely places, too. Do you? It’s a talent :)