Stop Killing the Potential for Change

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Tears are pooling in my 10-year-old’s eyes and his brow begins to furrow. His breathing quickens. He intensely searches my face for answers and comfort. He’s deep in thought, and I’m drowning in the parenting ocean.

I’ve done it again. I respond to his curiosity and because he’s eerily intuitive, I end up in over my head. We’re in an uncomfortable, uncharted wilderness of a conversation and I’ve…