• “Dad, I know you’re upset with me now. When you’re ready to talk, I’m here for you.”

  • “Mom, I’m sorry I stepped in to your tie your shoes. I thought you needed help, but I should have asked.”

  • “Dad, I know it’s hard to wait for your grandson to mow the lawn. While he’s on his way, tell me about growing up in South Dakota.”

  • “We are going to church soon, let’s do your shower before we go.”

  • “I am sorry this is happening, I can see you are upset, can we sit and talk about it?”

  • “Mom, I know you’re really good at baking chocolate cakes. But why don’t I help so you can show me your secrets?”