As parents, educators, leaders and just people, we all feel fear. We know that the greatest gift we can give our relationships is to be vulnerable. Being able to talk about fears is a key step to being open and authentically connected. Talking about our own vulnerabilities is a direct invitation to the other person to share their own fears. Whether it is a parent /child, educator/ student, executive / staff relationship; when you talk about your fear you are creating an opportunity to take your relationship to a place where real engagement, connection, safety, learning and wellbeing occurs.