While I’m away, readers give advice.
On becoming a better person for your child:
When my son was born (he’s 24 now), I was very socially awkward and frightened by social interactions. I would become so nervous that my head and neck would visibly tremble. Fortunately, I knew I needed to fix this for my son’s sake. And I did. In fact, now no one would ever guess at how stifled and frightened I felt.
It became a lesson for me: For your…