“Our children are canaries in the coal mine.” While you’ve probably heard the old adage, you may not apply it to parenting. The phrase is often said about something, or in this case, someone, whose sensitivity to adverse conditions make for a useful early indicator of potential danger. When their ‘song’ starts to wane, we should pay close attention to our day-to-day living. When our children’s behavior begins to wear on us, it’s time to lean in and determine what keeps them singing. These insights are practical ways to hold a lamp into the cavern and follow the sound of your children’s song.
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