OFTEN, WE ARE NOT READY TO HEAR HELPFUL WISDOM, NEEDED ADVICE, OR PERTINENT INSIGHTS. HOW WE DISMISS THESE PERSONS’ HELPFULNESS, DETERMINES WHETHER OR NOT THEY WILL APPROACH US AGAIN WITH THE VALUABLE CONTENTS OF THESE AND FUTURE CONVERSATIONS.

Be insightful enough to remove our egos and become more gracious and thankful. Then go back, explain, apologize, and reinitiate these life-changing conversations. When we listen, understand that we can become anxious, overwhelmed, and embarrassed. Understand what is happening to you. Make no excuses, but explain to the speaker your internal conversation and feelings. CharlesContinue reading “OFTEN, WE ARE NOT READY TO HEAR HELPFUL WISDOM, NEEDED ADVICE, OR PERTINENT INSIGHTS. HOW WE DISMISS THESE PERSONS’ HELPFULNESS, DETERMINES WHETHER OR NOT THEY WILL APPROACH US AGAIN WITH THE VALUABLE CONTENTS OF THESE AND FUTURE CONVERSATIONS.”

THERE IS SO MUCH CONFLICTING ADVICE OUT THERE…

When do we listen to the encouragements or discouragements from family and friends (people who typically know us and love us), versus just listening to our own gut? Decisions and events in our lives are not going well. When do we double down, press on, and work harder, versus cutting our losses, quitting, and moveContinue reading “THERE IS SO MUCH CONFLICTING ADVICE OUT THERE…”

WHAT OUR PARENTS DID NOT KNOW OR NEVER TOLD US, EVEN IF WE WERE WILLING TO LISTEN…

Still make and follow plans, even if absolutely nothing will work out. Having a purpose, goals, as well as making an effort and progress toward these goals, are the essence of what fills our days. Love, acceptance, forgiveness, patience, fairness, justice, communication, curiosity, understanding, work, learning, teaching, relationships, health, and spirituality are the foundation forContinue reading “WHAT OUR PARENTS DID NOT KNOW OR NEVER TOLD US, EVEN IF WE WERE WILLING TO LISTEN…”

IF YOUR CHILDREN, OR YOUR YOUNGER SELF, WOULD HAVE LISTENED, WHAT WISDOM AND EXPERIENCE (from you or from others) WOULD YOU HAVE WANTED TO IMPART ON THEM?

Charles Tadros, M.D. August 14, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

A TRUE TEST OF PARENTHOOD IS IN SITTING AND LISTENING QUIETLY, WITHOUT COMMENT OR JUDGEMENT, AS YOUR CHILD DESCRIBES HER SUFFERING OR AS YOUR SON DOES SOMETHING THAT YOU TOTALLY DISAGREE WITH, BUT NEITHER OF THEM HAVE ASKED FOR YOUR HELP OR FOR YOUR ADVICE.

Charles Tadros, M.D. May 5, 2021 Saint Louis, Missouri

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