Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Ask, Don't Assume

I have always assumed the most important things my kids wanted for Christmas and the holidays is a giant pile of gifts, that a lot of small things with good playing power would be preferred to a large gift. But you know what happens when you assume...

A week or so ago, my son went to a birthday party and the little boy only received one big gift from his parents. My son was smitten. I asked my kids for the first time if they would like one large gift or a bunch of smaller gifts. Surprise! They both wanted one larger gift!

So, that was a shocker. I guess my point here, is don't assume! Your kids are people who will continue to develop and change. Consider keeping the line of communication open on the questions that you normally would just assume.

Think about it and see what impact you can have!


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