Ever ask yourself, “Why don’t my kids listen to me?” Or “Why don’t they take my advice?” Here’s one idea. It’s a trick question when they ask “Mom, do you know
about such and such?” When they were young I would say “No, or, I didn’t know that!” I thought I was encouraging their curiosity. But, with the onset of the teen years I finally realized that by continuing to use that approach they began to think I didn’t know anything! Which may or may not be correct but at least give me the benefit of the doubt. I had a wise friend tell me I should say “Yes, I do know about such and such. What do you know about it?” I am beginning to use this approach hopefully they will begin to see I do know a little something.
I just hope the questions don’t get harder or trickier!!!