A Good Listener

Woman: Hi, Long time no see. How have you been?

Man: Oh, I’ve been fine, but I’m having some trouble with my son.

Woman: Tell me all about it.

Man: Oh, he’s 14 and in the past few months, he’s become quieter and a bit Secretive. He locks himself in his room and I think he’s Running around with the wrong crowd.

Woman: Oh, I see. What makes you think that?

Man: Well, he’s become friends with a couple of older boys who are in a band. And one night last weekend, he came home really late, way past his Curfew.

Woman: Really? What happened?

Man: He told me that his friend’s car Broke down and they had to walk home.

Woman: I see what you mean. I understand why you’re concerned. Have you tried talking to your son about it?

Man: I haven’t yet. I just keep hoping it’s Just a phase he’s going through.

Woman: You may be right, but it Doesn’t hurt To find out more about what’s going on in his life.

Man: You’re right. I should talk to him. Sometimes, it’s not easy being a parent. Thanks. It helps to Get it off my chest. You’re always so easy to talk to.

Woman: I don’t know about that, but My door is always open. Stop by anytime.