WISDOM ABOUT GROWING UP AND PARENTING

This week on the show, TED speakers reflect on how our upbringing shapes us. Listen to the full episode here: http://n.pr/1sbnqAS
  1. Journalist Jennifer Senior says the goal of raising happy children is so elusive it has put modern, middle-class parents into a panic. She says there's no right way to parent.
  2. Poet Lemn Sissay was raised by the state. He talks about the empty space where his family should have been.
  3. Writer Andrew Solomon dives into his childhood to describe moments of great adversity, and how they helped him build identity.
  4. Tinkering School Founder Gever Tulley says that when kids are given sharp tools and matches, their imaginations take off and they become better problem-solvers.