Can a Parent do too Much?

October 26, 2011

Can a parent do too much to mess up their kids’ lives?
Is it good to “always” be there? To give up your life in order to “serve” your kids?
Why and how have parents failed to raise kids who have and have had “everything”, yet feel empty inside?

These are some of the questions that come up in this brilliant article by Lori Gottlieb How to Land Your Kid in Therapy” in Atlantic Magazine.

I’ve read this article several times, and recommend it to any parent who’s interested in raising a productive and happy human being with self-worth.

And here is an article from the New York Times that talks about something very similar from what you’ll read on the Atlantic Magazine article, its titled “What if the Secret to Success is Failure”.

Very cool stuff.


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