Sassy or Really Mean?

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 07:32

“Mum, shush. Stop talking!”

If you think that sounds like a 14 year old girl with a bit too much sass, that’s spot on the money. I hear it often in my surgery and it makes me squirm. I am the doctor, not the moral police, not the parenting coach. What is my role there? Mum seems to either writhe around in embarrassment at her daughter’s outspokenness or doesn’t even seem to notice. But I sure do.