Dr. Becky Doesn’t Think the Goal of Parenting Is to Make Your Kid Happy

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“If you think about all the worst adult coping mechanisms, they are an attempt to turn a feeling off, not an attempt to dim.” As the host of her own hit parenting podcast, TC alumna Becky Kennedy (Dr. Becky at Good Inside) has emerged as an innovative, empathetic voice resonating with millennials facing new challenges as parents. Kennedy, who earned her doctorate at TC in clinical psychology, recently discussed with the modern challenges of parenting and her work with The New York Times. #TCAlumni


“Because there are so many ways right now to get around frustration, you have to be mindful to raise kids who learn how to tolerate it.”