For those of you who don’t know, Freakonomics (a term coined by Stephen Dubner and Steven Levittis in their 2005 book of the same name) is the exploration of economic theory and practice, not through studying international commerce or national economics, but through the types of everyday situations and examples we are all more or less familiar with. In this particular podcast from Freakonomics Radio, Dubner and Levittis, along with a number of their fellow economists, turn their unique take on economics to parenting. It’s almost an hour long, but it’s well worth listening to for anyone who wants an alternative view of parenting, and what it takes to be a successful parent. Personally, I think it’s something that every parent who’s seeking to raise a happy genius should listen to, and you can do so by clicking here, or on the image below.
If you find you like this podcast, then it’s well worth checking out what else Freakonomics Radio has to offer, and you can find their full archive here. I’ve often though that this is the perfect resource for getting teenagers interested in economics and understanding how money really works. Of course, if you want them to listen it, the best thing isn’t to force them to do it, but rather to tell them that it exist and that whatever they do, they shouldn’t listen to it!
About The Author: This post was written by Colin Drysdale, the creator of How To Raise A Happy Genius.