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Entries by Dr. Peggy Drexler from 08/2012

No, Women Aren't the New Men

| Posted 08.04.2012 | Women

Gender equality is not for women to "overtake" men or actually be men. What's happening is that women are getting more choices and more confidence to make those choices. What's happening is the decline of expectations, long and slow though it may be.

Non, les femmes ne sont pas les nouveaux hommes!

| Posted 08.08.2012 | Quebec Art De Vivre

L'égalité des genres ne veut pas dire que les femmes doivent devenir des hommes ou surpasser ceux-ci. Quoiqu'il arrive, les femmes demeurent des femmes, et les hommes demeurent des hommes. Les femmes qui agissent de manière non traditionnelle - ou de manière « typiquement féminine » comme la gymnaste Wieber - ne devraient pas être comparées aux hommes. Ce qui est en train de se produire, à l'échelle mondiale, est qu'elles ont plus de choix et assument ceux-ci avec une plus grande confiance, voilà tout.

The Hazards of Duking It Out: Why You Can't Fight In Front Of The Kids

| Posted 08.09.2012 | Parents

Raised voices and uncontrollable tears happen -- we're all human, and raising kids is never easy. But calm discussions, by contrast, teach kids that disagreements needn't be drama-filled.

Is Cheating Contagious?

| Posted 08.13.2012 | Women

It's no longer true that men cheat far more often than women do. A study conducted last year by researchers at Indiana University in Bloomington found that women and men cheat at about the same rate -- though for different reasons.

Why Women Don't Run for Office

| Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics

There is little doubt -- particularly in the current climate -- that sexualized coverage and attacks will remain a factor in political races. The question is whether being a woman running for office is something that the country needs and fairness demands.

The Key to Raising Confident Kids? Stop Complimenting Them!

| Posted 08.22.2012 | Parents

The point isn't to criticize children. But it's to recognize that self-esteem really, truly comes as the result of achievement -- in the classroom, on the field, at home -- rather than false accomplishments.

Were You Your Parents' Favorite -- Or Least?

| Posted 08.27.2012 | Parents

The idea that your parents might have liked or like a sibling more than you is tough to take, sure. But know that parents can love all their children, even if they favor one over the other.