The implication here, I think, is that you can't cheat on autonomy support. When you are in a position of authority (parent, boss), if you have a strong preference for what a person should do, you should just assign it.
This month's fiction: Malibu Rising, American War
This month’s non-fiction: The Alignment Problem
September books featured the really wonderful Anxious People, the really challenging Flights, and three non-fiction selections: An Abbreviated Life, High Output Management, and Reality Check.
This summer's fiction: Sing, Unburied, Sing, A Stranger in the House, Foe, Such a Fun Age, The Man Who Saw Everything, Little Fires Everywhere
This summer's non-fiction: Bulletproof Problem-Solving, The Fifth Risk, How to be a Family, The Splendid and the Vile
This month's fiction: Girl, Woman, Other; All the Devils Are Here, and Things Fall Apart
This month's non-fiction:The Tyranny of Merit, When More is Not Better, and Small is Beautiful.
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