Parents these days seem obsessed with keeping their kids happy, constantly feeling the need to prevent them from experiencing disappointment. What effect does this have on kids?
During her training to become a therapist, writer Lori Gottlieb noticed that many young adults were seeking therapy despite having "perfectly happy" childhoods. This led her to conclude that by keeping our children from feeling doubt and defeat when they're young, we're preventing them from being able to find their own way as adults.
Gottlieb joins Kiran Chetry this morning to discuss this phenomenon, detailed in her new article in The Atlantic, "How to Land Your Kid in Therapy."