actually i definitely have had a 7 year old help make parenting decisions. sometimes she knows a situation better than me (not specifically this particular situation) and reminds me its not as big as i am making it to be. dunno just coz i am the parent doesnt mean i know best.
actually i AM listening a lot to what the kids say around me - esp now entering preteen.
sometimes being the old fashioned one means losing connection.
so there is the other side too.