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What we get wrong about parenting—and about women's “weak language”
Authenticity is not about expressing every opinion you hold. It's about ensuring that what you voice reflects what you value.
If you prize respect and kindness, your comments shouldn't be filled with contempt and cruelty. Ideas are worth sharing when they represent your ideals.
Some recent perspectives that exemplify my principles:
1. The single most important parenting strategy (Becky Kennedy, TED)
IMHO, this talk on repairing relationships is a must-watch for every parent—and every person.
2. People are more generous than you may think (David Brooks, NYT)
In times of trouble as well as times of triumph, the evidence is clear: there are more givers than takers in the world.
3. Bitter rivals. Beloved friends. Survivors (Sally Jenkins, Washington Post)
Even if you’re not a tennis fan, this deep dive into Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova’s bond is a gripping look at excellence, relationships, resilience, and the human condition.
From my desk
4. Read: Women’s weak language is a secret source of strength (NYT)
When a man speaks assertively, people trust him: he's confident. When a woman does it, men dislike her: she's a b*tch. It’s outrageous that women have to tame their tongues to protect fragile egos.