Not so recently, my son, who is a first year undergrad student, had come home during his school break, and I showed him something I had written and asked for his feedback. He went through it and gave me a lot of detailed suggestions for improvement, while adding (perhaps to soften the impact) that the content was all there. All the points he put forth were valid ( courtesy a superb writing course he was doing at college) and I immediately agreed to take them into consideration.
This morning, again, he asked me over a chat- do you post your blogs as soon as you write them? I said- sometimes yes and sometimes no, but why do you ask? ” I read your recent one and found a couple of punctuations missing; you know what, it is a good idea to leave what you write for a bit and then go back to it- you will find some mistakes that you can rectify!” I smiled to myself; not so long ago, I was the one giving such sage advice and he was at the receiving end, as he was writing his essays for his college admissions. Lesson learned- kids grow up fast; and before you know it, it is time for a role reversal . If parents can accept this as a natural progression in the relationship, then it can actually be quite fun. Do you have any similar experiences to share?