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

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