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Helicopter parenting - The coddling of the American Mind

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Helicopter parenting - The coddling of the American Mind

Great TVO segment here with the author

https://www.tvo.org/video/programs/the- ... he-fragile

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Much of American society is in the grip of a culture of safetyism that prevents young people from learning how to contend with challenges, difficulties, and contradictions. The Agenda welcomes social psychologist Jonathan Haidt to discuss his book, "The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure."
An earlier version of this article incorrectly described a behavior of crows exposed to crow corpses. Live crows only touch, attack and attempt intercourse with crow corpses, they do not scavenge them. (Actual NYT correction)
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Excited to watch this. Thanks for sharing!
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Looks interesting. I can recommend his earlier book The Righteous Mind. It literally changed the way I look at the world.
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sprung wrote:
Jan 5th, 2019 9:28 am
Great TVO segment here with the author

https://www.tvo.org/video/programs/the- ... he-fragile

Home of the Anxious and the Fragile

Much of American society is in the grip of a culture of safetyism that prevents young people from learning how to contend with challenges, difficulties, and contradictions. The Agenda welcomes social psychologist Jonathan Haidt to discuss his book, "The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure."
Thanks. Will watch later. I thought it interesting how I think this parallels for adults as well.
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He makes some very good points. Now we need actionable goals to address some of these problems.
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All I can say is WOW. This explains a lot about society today and why so many younger people get offended. Even on this site I've been attacked for stating very simplistic and straight forward views. Thankfully the mods aren't as quick to react as university administrators are.
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This was great and echoed so many of my own thoughts and opinions. Thanks for sharing OP!
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poleman wrote:
Jan 6th, 2019 4:59 pm
All I can say is WOW. This explains a lot about society today and why so many younger people get offended. Even on this site I've been attacked for stating very simplistic and straight forward views. Thankfully the mods aren't as quick to react as university administrators are.
Yea way too sensitive. They're going to have a hard time in life by being so offended all the time.
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Very good clip. In a perfect world, his words would simply be common sense and there would be nothing particularity incendiary about his views. Yet, this is not the case and contrary to how the world works now.

The video prompted me to find out who this guy is - psychologist Jonathan Haidt. It spurred me to get two of his books, The "Coddling of the American Mind" and "The Righteous Mind".

This should also be posted in Off Topic.
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As with every 'expert' out there, it all depends on the child.

Depends what type of personality he or she has. One size doesn't fit all.

And we are all easily offended due to many things. Multiculturalism, more politically correct attitudes, and over population (more cars on roads, competition).
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Was expecting this to be a documentary - but quite an interesting segment nonetheless.

I find it especially interesting that they are tying this in with peanut allergy because though genetics can still have played a minor factor in that study, it's an obvious statistic difference. Using that as a reference adds more credibility to this argument.

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