March 2023 | Vol. 47

Beyond the Park Bench

SCK was founded in 2001 by Roxana Reid with the goal of guiding families and students to self-actualize through accessing just-right educational fit. We are a proud black-owned business.
"You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.”

— Maya Angelou
Dr. Becky Doesn't Think the Goal of Parenting is to Make Your Kid Happy

In this article and podcast, clinical psychologist Becky Kennedy, aka Dr. Becky, explores the importance of raising kids who learn how to tolerate frustration. The reality is that life is full of distress. Kids need to build a tolerance for it by learning how to activate a "dimmer switch" when their distress light goes on, rather than have parents "turn the light off" in an effort to make things easier and "happier" for them.

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Want more Dr. Becky?

Called the "Millennial parenting whisperer," Dr. Becky teams up with Adam Grant in his podcast ReThinking to challenge the widespread belief that it’s a parent’s job to make their children happy. They talk candidly about the surprisingly difficult task of setting and maintaining boundaries, and dig into the science and practice of helping kids (and adults) deal with the ups and downs of life.
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