Ruth Whippman

Author | Journalist | Filmmaker


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Can We Really Love Our Children Unconditionally?

New Essay in the New York Times

I have a new essay out in the New York Times today. The title was a bit of a shock to me (I thought it was going to be called Piano Lessons) but maybe it gets to the heart of it. It’s about parents and children, the silent stories we pass down the generations and why we might all be better off embracing the complexity and contradictions of the parent- child relationship rather than trying to bury them in unachievable expectations and shame. You can read it here. Let me know what. you think and of course and I would love it if you would share it wherever you do that kind of thing. Thank you!