Emily Oster and the Bad Therapy Conversation

Author and host of ParentData, Emily Oster, joins Dr. Becky to discuss the latest book making the rounds in parenting circles, Bad Therapy.

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52 Min

American kids are struggling. And there’s a lot of discussion around the reasons why. Is it smartphones? Is it social media? Is it a hyper fixation on feelings and therapy? Economist, author, and host of ParentData, Emily Oster, joins Dr. Becky to discuss the latest book making the rounds in parenting circles, Bad Therapy. They delve into what parental authority is and what it isn’t, how minimization of risk is not a life strategy for kids or adults, and how we can hold two things are true – we can be authorities who also come from a same-team approach with our kids.