Yesterday, Cool Mom Picks editor-in-chief and publisher Liz Gumbinner joined NurtureShock co-author Ashley Merryman to talk with Katie Couric about some of today’s hot parenting topics on Katie’s excellent CBS News webshow, @katiecouric. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the video yet, we’ve got it right here.

Liz and Ashley discuss how we handle tough topics like racial differences and bullying, along with the trends of overpraising kids, bolstering self-esteem, minimizing competition, and how these affect the way our kids view themselves and the world. Such an awesome discussion of parenting strategies and insights.

And the answer, according to Liz is, “Yes, Katie is awesome in person. One more cool mom in the world.” Why are we not surprised?

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