The other day my daughter snapped at me. It was nothing, we were both just tired and didn’t feel well and we had a miscommunication. No biggie, and she was big enough to apologize. But today I was thinking that it is the first time anything like that has really happened since she was about 17. We have an excellent relationship and I am so very grateful.
I believe that children, in general, speak to their parents the way their parents speak to them. I also believe this starts at an early age. There are exceptions to this of course, but I think it is one of those traits that passes generationally. We’ve all seen those families that sit quietly and politely at the dinner table, and equally the ones that are loud and boisterous. It is a learned behavior. I think it is even more evident when you watch how children speak to their parents. If you listen carefully to how the parents speak to them, you see the pattern.
That is all, just something I was thinking about.