Kids these days! They think they’ve got it all figured out, their self-esteem–for no good reason–is through the roof, and they get trophies just for showing up.
You hear this stuff almost everywhere, from casual conversations to the newspaper op-ed pages. A new book argues that this conventional wisdom about kids and parenting isn’t just misguided or inaccurate; it forms a worldview reinforces and recommends a specific, deeply conservative, political ideology.
FAIR spoke with Alfie Kohn, author of the book The Myth of the Spoiled Child: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom About Children and Parenting, on the April 11 episode of CounterSpin.