Dads, you should listen to your child’s questions, your child’s concerns, your child’s dreams, your child’s fears, your child’s stories…

But you should feel no responsibility to listen to your child relating what happened in a movie or television show they watched. You should, rather, beg out of that conversation.

Indeed, there are many adults who need to learn that this doesn’t make for scintillating conversation, so you may be doing your child a favor.