Mothers want to protect their daughters, so they offer advice that they think will make their daughters' lives easier. Daughters, on the other hand, want approval from their mothers, so they interpret this advice as criticism, as proof that they're imperfect.
Monday, May 11, 2015
Summarizing the Struggles between Mothers and Daughters
In the field of pithy summaries of very complex phenomena, I give you a champion from linguist Deborah Tannen: