I have a seven year old daughter. Together with son and husband we have just spent five weeks 24/7. I don’t think I have realised before just how well she reads other people. So many times she knew exactly what I wasn’t saying or what was bothering me, that I was trying to keep to myself (usually because I found it silly).

She would voice exactly what I was feeling and often comfort me. So much for privacy…

In fact she was reading me as accurately as I seem to read people. Now, how much fun is this going to be when she reaches puberty… Though I do appriciate that she feels safe enough to say out loud what is on her mind. I am pretty sure I didn’t at her age.