Reblogged from NPR Health
As many know, parenting isn’t an easy job. It can be hugely frustrating and even lonely trying to figure out what’s best for your kid. Should you be a taskmaster or a best friend? Is there a middle ground? The pressures of full-time work and round-the-clock activities can make that question even more challenging to tackle.
Dr. Leonard Sax has experience in guiding these relationships as a family physician and psychologist in Pennsylvania. His new book, The Collapse Of Parenting: How We Hurt Our Kids When We Treat Them Like Grown Ups is informed Sax’s personal and professional observations.
“That’s what motivated it, but this is not a rant. It’s not a sermon,” he says, adding that his book is grounded in more than 4,000 studies.
In an interview with NPR’s Rachel Martin, Dr. Sax discusses what he sees as a widespread trend of dissolving healthy relationships between kids and their parents.