A written interview with Heather Dugan about raising children up like Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

Parenting Lessons from Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Parenting Lessons from Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Published Oct. 14, 2020 (print, online)

“I think RBG’s open-mindedness, her ability to absorb new information and her ability to apologize are such strengths. Ask your daughter when she’s been surprised by new information that changed her mind on something, and ask her about something she knows to be true that she can’t see changing her mind about. Ask, “When did somebody make an apology to you that made you respect them more?” And model that for your daughter. If she says something you aren’t sure about, say, “That’s a great idea. That’s an interesting thought. That hadn’t occurred to me.” It lets her feel more empowered to contribute...”

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