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Listen Longer 5/9: Parenting

May 13, 2015  • Institute Contributor

Happy belated Mother’s Day! This past week on Aspen Institute Radio, we focused on modern parenting.

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What is the goal of parenting?

Twenty-first century parents are bombarded with parenting advice. From demanding over-achievement from our children to the extreme hands-off approach to everything in between, isn’t it time we have a conversation about what the goal of parenting should be? Check out our discussion on the topic with leading experts and parents.

“It sounds harsh but it’s empowering, this idea that hard work can fix just about anything.” –Amy Chua, professor at Yale University Law School and author of best seller “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother” gave us her take on parenting.

The Perils of Over-Parenting

“Overparenting is gross!” –Katie Couric moderated a discussion about how over-parenting may actually be hindering the next generation of adults. Want to hear more from Couric, Institute trustee and global news anchor for Yahoo News? Check out more conversations with her from the stages of the Aspen Ideas Festival.

Check out our YouTube playlist for all of this episode’s conversations.