Do you like talking to children?

I was an only child. I didn't have any young kids around. This is an unusual situation. You might expect talking to children to be a skill that would come naturally to parents, but according to most parenting advice experts, lack of communication is one of the most serious and epidemic parenting problems today. Many parents actually lack the skill to discuss difficult problems with their kids. Whether they're trying to talk to children about death and dying, about safety, or about all the issues that occur when kids grow up, these parents…