I now have grown children, children-in-law and the beginnings of a clan of grandchildren. Any of you in a similar position know the risk of being too pushy with advice and counsel. I definitely do not want conversations with me to be the occasion of eye-rolling on the other end of the phone line.
In what I anticipate may be a series of "let me 'splain it to you" posts, I will get out of my system some of the things I've learned that I hope will be of some assistance to someone out there somewhere. I suppose I've picked up some of these tidbits independently, but most of the useful things I know have been learned from somebody else. So let me pay that favor forward.
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I'll start you off gently.
Imagine that you have a friend or colleague who keeps asking you random questions, expecting you to magically know the answers. What do you do?
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