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Kate
November 26, 2023 at 3:30 pm #1126840

“I want her to feel she can tell me anything.”

If that’s what you want, then you need to behave accordingly. What does that look like? NOT like asking a bunch of questions. It’s being the parent who says, “thank you for sharing that with me,” or “got it.” “Do you want to say more?” “I’m proud of you being on your own and figuring out what works for you.” “What can we do to support you in that?”

She needs to know you’re not going to make a big deal out of everything. If she ever does want to go back to being vegan, it will be easier if you haven’t made it a whole thing.