Raising the 21st Century Child
By Aspen Ideas 2012
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Is this the best generation of parents in history — or the worst? Focusing on social and economic questions we face with regards to raising kids in America, we’ll tackle thorny dilemmas: the cult of self-esteem, what factors affect a child’s character, and even the question, “Do parents matter?” How are single moms in American society changing the fabric of the “family”? What will it mean to all of us — parents or not — that 1 in 5 American kids are currently living in poverty?
|1||CleanVideoWhat is the Goal of Parenting||In this session, Erika Christakis, Amy Chua, Lawrence Cohen and Ellen Galinsky discuss the loaded issue of parenting. Lori Gottleib moderates the panel.||18 9 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoCan Character be Taught||Can schools teach character? Should they?||18 9 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoCan Women Have it All?||Slaughter answers questions about the praise and criticism her article received in this interview with Katie Couric.||18 9 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Tiger Mother Tells All||The Yale professor, author, and outspoken mom, Amy Chua, talks about her life and family and explains her take on child-rearing.||18 9 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Land Your Kid in Therapy: Over-Parenting and Its Perils||Learn how our preoccupation with choice, self-esteem, and happiness may be yielding a generation marked by entitlement, materialism, narcissism, and an inability to face the challenges of adult life.||18 9 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Economics Helps Us Understand and Improve Modern Family Life||In this session, two economists who are colleagues and coauthors as well as partners and coparents explore how economics can help us understand the deeper forces responsible for these changes in family||18 9 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScreen Time: Technology and Our Kids||What can we do to make sure that children, families, and the larger society are the winners?||18 9 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalking Back to Facebook||The founder of Common Sense Media discusses his new book, which offers insights and essential tools to help filter content, preserve good relationships with children, and make common-sense, value-driven judgments for kids of all ages.||18 9 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow We Hope: Lessons from the Gallup Poll||Surprising research shows us how all people can think about the future in ways that can help us behave in our best interests.||18 9 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRaising Boys, Engaging Guys, and Educating Men||Academically, socially, emotionally, and economically, boys and young men seem to be losing ground. Just ask the increasing number of parents who are finding their young-adult sons back at home with few prospects and fewer coping skills.||18 9 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Lost Generation?||What impact are single parents and young parents with extremely limited resources having on the recession’s most vulnerable generation? What are the local innovations that are bubbling up to shift our course?||18 9 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Child’s First 2,000 Days: What’s the Brain Got to Do with It?||Learn about the role we play in developing a child’s mind during this incredible—and consequential—period.||28 11 2012||Free||View in iTunes|