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Barack Levin

Author: Barack Levin

Adults

Posted by Barack Levin on September 21st, 2009

One of the issues that I was struggling with was how to put a fine line for my kids between not being shy and timid when talking to adults and the other extreme of just going off with any adult that approaches them. The first step was to teach them to talk to adults while I am present. I would deal with the rest later.

We went to an Indian restaurant the other day with my kids and my parents. At the end of the meal, we were all chatting as we prepared to leave the restaurant. At one point, I leaned over to my little girl, who is three and a half years old, and told her to go to the waiter to ask for the bill. She looked at me and asked if her brother, who is five years old, could go along. “Of course,” I said, and they both went. They returned with the bill. I gave them my credit card and told them to go back and say “Here you go sir.” and then to wait for the credit card slip. They brought the slip to me; I signed it and they found the waiter in order to return the slip to him. It is a small step, but an important one to show my kids that adults are humans too and that they should not fear them.

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