Parents Bamboozled by Fear

Is fear determining how you parent? Journalist Pamela Paul shines light on the difference between what the research says babies and children need and what the marketers, who often prey on parents’ fears, tell parents they need. Listen to Pamela’s take on the professionalization and commercialization of parenthood.
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May 8, 2009
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Pamela Paul is journalist for Time magazine an author of Parenting, Inc. , an investigation of the parenting business. A graduate of Brown University, Paul began her writing career as a London- and New York-based correspondent for The Economist. She was previously a senior editor for American Demographics magazine. Her work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The National Post, Psychology Today, Self, Ladies’ Home Journal, and Redbook.
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