All Joy and No Fun

April 8th, 2014
parenthood1.jpgThink for a moment about how much has changed about life, just in our own lifetime.  Everyday there are new ideas or new products that disrupt existing paradigms.  Is it any wonder then that parenthood today is very different than in our parents or grandparents time?

Where once children were looked at as economic units to the family, today we live in a child centered society, where the rules, the expectations and the impact on parents have all changed.

Are we better off?  Are we having more fun, are children more rewarding?  The answer is, it depends.

That’s the landscape that Jennifer Senior enters into in her wide ranging looking at parenthood, All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood.

My conversation with Jennifer Senior: