“The first component of emotional intelligence is emotional awareness. But the rules of society mean that boys have to censor what they express, and sometimes the only way to do that is to convince yourself that you’re not feeling what you’re feeling.”

theatlantic.com/family/archive

I just got a new laptop, and I’ve never been a sticker person. I might have over-corrected.

In the car with my 3yo earlier today:

3yo: There’s mommy’s car!

Me: It looks like mommy’s car, but it isn’t.

3yo: No, but it’s similar.

Me:

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