For Them to Listen, You Need to be Listening

A Plea for Child Carers, Rearers, and Engagers

Photo by Eduardo Soares on Unsplash

I’m on the self-check-out line at the grocery store, waiting for a free machine. It’s busier than usual and a few of us wait our turn. A woman looks up from scanning a cartful of items and sees the line of customers backing up — she seems stressed, a bit frazzled…