Micaela Z. Shaughnessy, VMD, June 21, 2010
Recently one of my two daughters often began interrupting me when I was speaking to someone else. She felt her thoughts and ideas were so important that they needed to be expressed at that moment no matter who else was having a conversation. Needless to say, this behavior quickly became irritating. I wanted a solution to the problem. On the one hand, I wanted my daughter to be more respectful of other people and other peoples’ conversations, but on the other hand, I did not wish to suppress her enthusiasm for sharing her ideas.