Negative Evaluations at the Dinner Table


When we go around our dinner table (on the rare chance our teenagers are
home on the same night!), we share the 90%s and 10%s of our day. It’s
great to talk about the positive things but in our house it is also important to
create a space where people can talk about what didn’t go well in the day.

I like to read my children the negative evaluation forms, I receive from my
presentations. I like to show them that no matter how hard you try to be
kind and do a good job in the world there is always someone who does like
you. And we get a good laugh over what some people say.

My favourite last week was: “You would look better if your hair was blonde,
you had better lipstick and I thought your presentation was terrible.”

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