Be the Askable Adult. Use this as an opportunity to bond as parent and child. Share stories about times you had your feelings hurt growing up (and even now!). Allow her to ask questions and be curious about you. Create a safe space between you to discuss, vent, complain and move on.
Fully present in the everyday, watching as shoe sizes change and hair grows longer and bodies stretch and teeth are lost and come again, but time still sneaks up and bites. I thought by the simple and gracious act of noticing, I would have the power to slow it down. But somehow, it keeps going faster.
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