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If you really want to get to know your kids, read with them. Allow for pauses. Ask questions. Let them interrupt. Take your time. Some books provide great jumping-off places for discussions about anything and everything. I was just leafing through What We’ll Build, the new picture book by Oliver Jeffers, and each page filled me with either hope or a quirky truth that touched my heart. I found myself longing to know what my son or daughter would have said about a two-page spread depicting a row of adult-looking tools. There’s a power drill, a hand saw, a wrench, and then tucked just to the right of a paintbrush is a small, pale green crayon. Like the rest of the book, the picture is a metaphor for this journey of father and daughter building their family foundation…together.




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