Episode 79: When Having It All Doesn’t Translate Into Having It Easy

Episode 79: When Having It All Doesn’t Translate Into Having It Easy

Americans were never that concerned about the issues of educating children until it dawned on everybody that children are in fact “economically useless, but emotionally priceless” as described by Viviana A. Zelizer. Since then, being over-consumed by current competition and future career success, well-educated upper-middle class affluent families, schools and communities are caught up in ensuring their children’s success, rather than preparing them for life.

On today’s podcast, our guest Suniya S. Luthar, Foundation Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University and Professor Emerita at Columbia University’s Teachers College returns to obliterate the counterintuitive notion that privilege wipes away any liability. Her focus in this episode is school culture and how it can bring awareness to the social, psychological, and emotional risks that exist in these communities.

About Professor Suniya Luthar


Competition comes in the way of intimacy,' says @suniya_luthar on #FullPreFrontal #Podcast with @SuchetaKamath Click To Tweet 'The notion of what is enough is not clear to the current generation,' reflects @suniya_luthar as she she talks about affluent children trying to survive the fast moving treadmill of perfect GPAs and best colleges. With… Click To Tweet




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Executive Function Specialist at Cerebral Matters
Sucheta Kamath, founder of private practice (Cerebral Matters®), is an expert in brain training & Executive Function development. She is a TEDx speaker and a recent graduate of the Leadership Atlanta class of 2015. Sucheta will be launching ExQ®, an educational software company that offers accessible, web-based learning management tools for all in Fall of 2019.

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