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 time we have a conversation about what the goal of parenting should be? In this session, Erika Christakis, Amy Chua, Lawrence Cohen and Ellen Galinsky discuss the loaded issue of parenting. Lori Gottlieb moderates the panel.

Festival: 2012

More on this Session

Read transcript now

Watch and Listen: Society

What do your dogs think about? How do they perceive you and the world around them? And what exactly do they do all day... See more
Over the past century, women have made significant strides in achieving leadership positions, but they still have a... See more
How friends talk to each other can either bring them closer or pull them apart. From chatting and teasing to confiding... See more
What does the science of psychology say about how to live a happier life? Professor Laurie Santos shares the top... See more
Recent years have seen rising political extremism in both Europe and the United States, from Neo-Nazi rallies in... See more
Is the view from “out there” in America as bleak as our pundits and politicos keep telling us it is? Deborah and James... See more

Pages