Category Archives: Daughters

To My Oldest Daughter on Her 13th Birthday, 4/4/86

Dearest Emma, Happy 13th birthday. ┬áThis will be such an exciting year of change and growth for you that I particularly want us to keep in close touch with one another. ┬áBoth of us are undergoing major transitions, so I … Continue reading

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NYC, 1974-1976, Nonsexist Childrearing in Action

Emma belonged to a Chelsea Manhattan playgroup for two years, from 1974 to 1976. She was 17 months when it began, 3 and ready for nursery school when it disbanded. Playgroup met 5 mornings a week in the basement of … Continue reading

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Fearsome Foursome–My Undiagnosed Darlings

Strategist, Michelle; Adventurer, Emma; CEO, Molly; Writer, Jane Writer, Strategist, CEO, Adventurer My four daughters have turned out wonderfully–well educated, professionally successful, happily married. Three of them are wonderful mothers. Such a happy ending was not predictable during their childhood … Continue reading

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"When I Whisper, Everyone Listens"

Machiavelli, the Whisperer, and Her Baby Sister Jane. Wouldn’t You Be Bamboozled? For years I thanked God that Michelle, my second daughter, was so much easier than her confrontational older sister, Emma, two years older..But she had carefully observed Emma … Continue reading

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My Four Undiagnosed Darlings

Top L, Writer (Jane); R, Scientist (Michelle); Bottom L, CEO (Molly);  R, Adventurer (Emma) Top, Scientist, Explorer; Bottom, CEO, Writer My four daughters have turned out wonderfully–well educated, professionally successful, happily married. Three of them are wonderful mothers. Such a … Continue reading

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Did Yale Help Them "Have It All"?

I commented on the post, Is It Worth Paying for a Yale Education. Two of my daughters went to Yale. They got substantial financial aid. One daughter went to Boston University on a full tuition scholarship. You decide. Yale, Harvard, … Continue reading

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NYC, 1974-1976, Nonsexist Childrearing in Action

Emma belonged to a Chelsea Manhattan playgroup for two years, from 1974 to 1976. She was 17 months when it began, 3 and ready for nursery school when it disbanded. Playgroup met 5 mornings a week in the basement of … Continue reading

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