The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups

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Guest: Leonard Sax

Many children are over-scheduled, unnecessarily medicated and being raised amid a culture of disrespect in which it’s common, even fashionable, for some kids to tell their parents to “shut up.” In his latest book The Collapse of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown-Ups, author, psychologist, and practicing physician LEONARD SAX lays out these problems and solutions for parents. In this hour of Radio Times, guest host Mary Cummings-Jordan speaks with Sax about the book and why children and teenagers are less resilient, and more likely to become anxious or depressed compared with kids from the same demographic 30 years ago.

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