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TED Talks: Season 2014

2014x75 Jennifer Senior: For parents, happiness is a very high bar
TV-PG

  • 2014-04-15T05:00:00+01:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

The parenting section of the bookstore is overwhelming—it's "a giant, candy-colored monument to our collective panic," as writer Jennifer Senior puts it. Why is parenthood filled with so much anxiety? Because the goal of modern, middle-class parents—to raise happy children—is so elusive. In this honest talk, she offers some kinder and more achievable aims.

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