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Learning from your kids

Sometimes your kids teach you things. I think that’s one of the coolest things about being a parent.

Recently, we were vacationing in Williamsburg, VA, and Riley was running the halls of the hotel with me one night when she sidled up to a teenage girl walking ahead of us.

“Hi!” Riley started, in her usual forthright manner.
“Hi there!” said the girl.
“I have ADHD!” announced Riley. “That means, um…”
“Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder,” I filled in, cringing inwardly.
“I have to take my medicine every day so I can FOCUS!” Riley concluded with a triumphant tone to her voice.
The girl’s reaction took me by surprise. “Wow, you really OWN it!” she said with admiration in her voice. “You have no fear. You’re a really cool girl!”

That girl’s reaction ran counter to every expectation I’ve ever had of how I expect people in my own life to react to bald honesty about who I am. The lesson Riley taught me that night was: be yourself, completely, and whatever follows will be the best possible outcome.
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