Quotation by Stella Chess

The trick, which requires the combined skills of a tightrope walker and a cordon bleu chef frying a plain egg, is to take your [preteen] daughter seriously without taking everything she says and does every minute seriously.
Stella Chess (20th century), U.S. psychiatrist, and Jane Whitbread (20th century), U.S. writer. Daughters, ch. 6 (1978).
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