Read — 2016/07/20

by shwolff

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. Why you should let your children break the rules sometimes“, by Anne Marie Chaker (Wall Street Journal). In parenting as in elsewhere (I’m thinking of “Mad Men” and teaching): manage expectations deliberately, and use mistakes and deviations as a teaching point (and reflection ex post facto).
  2. How Melania Trump’s speech veered off course and caused an uproar“, by Maggie Haberman & Michael Barbaro (NY Times). Maybe the Trump team feels that it is above oversight and expert feedback. Maybe the Trump team feels that it has its own cadre of expert advisors. Whatever the case, “[i]t was, by all accounts, an entirely preventable blunder”.