Listening to learn isn't about giving advice—at least not until asked—but about trying to understand exactly what someone means, how it is that someone looks at and feels about her particular situation.... Listening to learn from a daughter in adolescence, conspiring with her thoughts and feelings, keeps a mother in touch with a daughter's growing and changing self.
Elizabeth Debold (20th century), U.S. consultant, mother, Marie Wilson (20th century), U.S. businesswoman, mother, and Idelisse Malave (20th century), U.S. lawyer, mother. Mother Daughter Revolution, ch. 5 (1993).