The Obsession With Our Children’s Happiness

This article by Lori Gottlieb is a fascinating read, especially as a parent with kids coming into this time of life. The big question the author dealt with as a therapist was this: “Is it possible we’ve done too much as parents?”

Have we so doted on them and lifted them up and given them so many, “You can do ANYTHING” speeches that we have actually created a whole new set of problems?

This is an article very much worth reading. I could post quotes all day long. Let me post this one just for thought:

Nowadays, it’s not enough to be happy—if you can be even happier. The American Dream and the pursuit of happiness have morphed from a quest for general contentment to the idea that you must be happy at all times and in every way.

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