It’s a common misconception that kids aren’t interested in life in a vacuum.
They’re interested in how their life will change over time.
But what about the life of the child?
Are they actually looking for a “good” life in order to be happy?
If so, are they actually doing it for the right reasons?
And if so, is there anything to be learned about the purpose of our lives from this?
For this story, we asked a panel of experts and students from a variety of disciplines to answer these questions.
The panelists: Sara Blaine, PhD, associate professor of social work, University of North Carolina at Charlotte; and Lauren Rieder, associate principal, Edgewater Children’s Hospital, Edgewood, MD.
Sara Blain is an associate professor in the School of Social Work at the University of South Carolina at Columbia.
She is the author of The Child’s Place in the World: How Children and Families Adapt to New Life in the Twenty-First Century.
Lauren Rieger is a pediatric specialist in the Pediatric Department at Edgewool Children’s, and is a former faculty member at the Children’s Institute of Boston.
She received her M.A. in Social Work from the University.
D. is in Developmental Psychology from the Johns Hopkins University.
Rieders Ph. d is in social work at the National Institute of Mental Health.
Both are members of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
You can follow her on Twitter at @sara_blaine and on Facebook at Sara Riedger.
You should also check out the video below to hear more about how our culture can be a place where people feel valued and accepted.
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