So true, and I learned this the hard way. As a Mom of 3, the innate impulse to immediately “help,” fix, or problem-solve seems to go on overdrive. Now that they’re all teens/young adults, I still catch myself about to dole out advice when I stop short and remember to say, “Wait — do you just need me to listen, or are you asking for advice?” And the answer is always, “just listen.”

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