Chapter 9Find Common GroundTo Bridge AdaptiveDisconnects
The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.
—C. F. Kettering
You are talking yourself blue in the face but nothing appears to be getting through.
It is hard enough to get your teenage daughter to take off her headphones long enough to even hear you, and when she does, you feel like you are living in parallel universes. You are talking about responsibility and learning. She is talking about hanging out with her friends at the mall. You are certain your lips are moving, but there is no hint that any of these messages are registering in the blank and bored eyes of your progeny. The longer you talk, the less interested she looks. Is there any hope of getting ...