It’s so easy for me to get on my computer or my kindle, and when my son wants to tell me something, my natural tendency is to say, “What?” while still reading the blog or the book. But I am trying to be a mother who gives my full attention to my son.

That means stepping away from my screen and looking at my son in the eye, maybe even on my knees so that we are face to face. And I listen to his question or his bit of news. I really try to listen and give him a good response.

Rather than, “Huh? What???”