Hi Ruth, thanks so much for reading and especially for the words of support. My faith in humanity is always renewed by kind folks like you, as well as those who ask questions in an attempt to genuinely understand rather than to judge. The current generation of kids — young adults (Gen Z) restores my faith in humanity almost daily. There are certainly some outliers in every generation, but as a whole, Gen Z is pretty amazing. The way the Parkland, FL high school students rose up and responded (in the wake of yet another school shooting tragedy) was both inspiring, and demanding of us to pay attention and learn from their example. Of course, there’s a fine line between actively listening/hearing our children’s voices, and letting our children’s voices rule the roost, so to speak. Wise parents understand the difference. We have to meet them somewhere in the middle. But they definitely have a lot to offer, and we’d do well to learn from their shining examples. ❤

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