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  •  I hope your brother is learning from you (2+ / 0-)
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    webranding, Urizen

    Again, that is so cool how you are interacting with her...in a word, authentically (!).  That is rare, in my experience.  That she enjoys the relationship should not be surprising but of course is to most people who don't interact authentically with young persons.  How many people enjoy being patronized, ignored, invalidated, put down?  That is routine for young people and they begin to withdraw (adults see them as mumble mouths or rude) or rebel.

    How wonderful she has you in her life.

    •  Well I Don't Have Any Kids (2+ / 0-)
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      reconnected, Urizen

      And there is just myself, my brother, my mom and dad. That is all my direct family there is. My brother married into this huge family. A dozens or so kids. From like 9-21. Around holidays I spent a ton of time with them.

      I am stunned by how their parents never interact when them. And when they do it doesn't seem like the way they should do it. Well I talk to them like adults. Heck a few years ago I stopped sitting at the "adult" table and went to sit with them. Honestly I find the conversation more interesting. It also doesn't hurt I am 41 and I play the same video games they do. I can also text message them.    

      When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

      by webranding on Fri Apr 27, 2012 at 06:01:36 PM PDT

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    •  One Other Point (1+ / 0-)
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      Urizen

      that I notice about my parents and her parents that pisses me off. Often she can't seem to express yourself with words. At least for me in her eyes I can see she wants to tell me and/or ask me something, but she isn't sure what words to use.

      I notice my parents and her parents will just say "ok" and not get what she is saying.

      I ask her to repeat herself. Often many times. Or I ask questions. Are you asking me .......? It might take some time. She can get upset. But I find eventually I get everything she is asking me. I view that as a victory :)!

      When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

      by webranding on Fri Apr 27, 2012 at 06:07:51 PM PDT

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