The Lessons We Learn From Our Children

Jun 4, 2014

Author Jennifer Senior stops by 'Up to Date' to discuss her new book about how children influence their parents' lives.
Credit Harper Collins

Parenting books often help new mothers and fathers to understand how they shape their children, but they rarely talk about how children shape their parents. 

On Wednesday's Up to DateJennifer Senior joins Steve Kraske to discuss her book All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood. Our current view of children is relatively new and we'll explore the challenges that presents to today's parents. Senior shares stories from the book of moms and dads  that show how they're coping, or not, with the impact their kids are having on them. 


  • Jennifer Senior, writer for New York magazine and author of All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood


  • Jennifer Senior will be speaking on Thursday, June 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. Kansas City, Mo. Admission is free. RSVP online or call (816) 701-3407. 
  • Listen to Jennifer Senior's TED Talks given in March.