When we talk about being a good parent, it seems that there is a universally accepted standard for what a good parent actually is. Without that universally accepted standard, everyone and anyone starts to develop their very own subjective parenting yard stick.
Beating their kids into submission may be one parent’s idea of good parenting. Allowing your child to do what they want when they want maybe another parent’s measure. Historically the America standard for raising healthy, well-adjusted children largely comes from the Bible and Judeo Christian ethic. Yet many have strayed from this standard of parenting and we may be witnessing a collapse. Is it worth a rebuild? We think so! We’ll discuss how as we speak with Leonard Sax today on the Collapse of Parenting.
Leonard Sax earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology from MIT, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa in just five semesters at age 19. He has earned a Ph.D. in psychology and an MD. He established a family practice in Montgomery County Maryland in 1990, where he spent over 18 years. Dr. Sax has authored numerous books including The Collapse of Parenting. He is also an international speaker and has appeared on The Today Show, CNN, Headline News, PBS, Fox News, NBR, BBC and more.
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- What is the greater impact of allowing a child to determine what’s for dinner?
- How do you be the “just right” parent? What does that look like?
- How do parents make decisions that their parents didn’t have to make? Where do you turn when you can’t reference your own upbringing?
- Sleep deprivation is a major risk factor for anxiety & depression. What can parents do?
- How has the lesson found in popular tv shows changed from 1960 to today?
- How is Instagram promoting a toxic culture for young girls?
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