In a new interview, Jane Fonda talks about some things she wish she’d done differently. vanity fair. The 85-year-old actor said he pondered some of his regrets after doing an activity he called “reflecting on life” when he turned 60. Part of his purpose was to help him make amends with his deceased loved ones. age. (Yes, even Jane Fonda isn’t immune to his mother’s guilt.)
In the process, Fonda said she realized many of her regrets were related to parenting and offered wisdom, especially to young parents raising sons. “If you have a boy, help him become emotionally literate,” she said. “This ‘boy doesn’t cry, he doesn’t feel emotions’ is, well, blah, blah. Keep him emotional, get him used to feeling, make him feel okay about it, it’s okay to ask for help.” That’s what I’ve stolen from so many boys.”
research Fonda’s ideas here are backed up. In the United States, men are observed to be less emotionally expressive and more angry and aggressive than women. And instilling a sense of spiritual well-being in boys is crucial to their stability and well-being. Papers for 2021 They found that emotional intelligence is related to self-esteem and “life satisfaction.” The point, as Fonda noted, is that boys, like everyone else, benefit from open and honest communication about how to deal with their emotions.
This isn’t the first time Fonda has spoken openly about how she raised her children. In an interview with CNN’s Chris Wallace earlier this year, she said: I have wonderful, wonderful children who are talented and smart. And I didn’t know how to do it. ” Fonda said she read the book to help her learn. “I’ve studied parenting, so now I know how it should be. I didn’t know it then. So now it’s about to show up.” Acknowledged and reassured all parents on target. Even if you make mistakes, it’s never too late to grow and change.