For parents, happiness is a very high bar | Jennifer Senior

https://download.ted.com/talks/JenniferSenior_2014-480p.mp4?apikey=172BB350-0008The parenting section of the bookstore is overwhelming — it’s “a giant, candy-colored monument to our collective panic,” as writer Jennifer Senior puts it. Why is parenthood filled with so much anxiety? Because the goal of modern, middle-class parents — to raise happy children — is so elusive. In this honest talk, Senior offers some kinder and more achievable aims.