“What should I tell my daughter?” New Podcast

Image Today Evelyn Locher and I released the first episode of our new podcast series “What Should I Tell My Daughter”! We discuss the things we were told growing up, what the cosequences of that sort of messaging has been and question if it’s prudent to continue on that messaging to the next generation of women. We focus on our daughters and how we can best guide them through the challenges of the modern world. Be that in a corporate environment, with instagram realities or social media trends and how to deal with difficult questions they might ask us like: Why should I have kids? I feel very lucky to have Evelyn Locher as a partner in this, she is the yin to my yang with her years of experience in consulting for one of the Big 4 in Zürich. We start off with an episode on how personality generally differs between the genders, the Big 5 model and specificall

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Are We Doomed To Become Parents Of Teens With Mental Disorders?

#Mental health now has over 68 billion views. #Tics has 4.2 billion, #borderline personality disorder 1.5 billion and #dissociative identity disorder has 1.3 billion. Tik Tok is taking over the world, its’ algorithms pruned by an army of psychologists to suck teens in and spend hours watching reel after reel. With teens now spending up to 9 hours of screen time a day, what could possibly go wrong? Dissociative Identity Disorder (aka Multiple Personality Disorder), tic-disorders and Borderline Personality Disorder have never had prevalence rates above 2%. On all the different social media platforms, however, you find communities with aesthetically pleasing videos romanticizing symptoms and criteria for diagnosing. Influencers give the impression that having the disorder makes you “someone”. Does it then come as a surprise that clinicians everywhere are reporting that teens are self-diagnosing using the exact terms from the Diagnostic Manual? One study suggests the prevalence rate of Dis

Have The Child-Free Fur-Parents cracked the Code To Happiness?

In 2022 there was  a “pope-dog”-craze , after the Pope criticised young adults for choosing to have pets over children. The observation is legitimate, as 1 in 4 of members of Generation Z choose to have a pet instead of a child, citing the high cost of children, focus on career, and climate change. Incidentally, a  study  out of Michigan is among the first to differentiate between those who don’t yet have kids or otherwise can’t, and those who choose not to. Finding that the latter, the group with the euphemism “child- free”   also refers to a 1 in 4 proportion of the subjects. It also claims that child-free couples are happier than the others. Why couldn’t the pope leave people to live their lives as they please?  I understand the attraction, a pet gives you unconditional love without making you change anything in your romantic, professional or residential life. But is it love, or is it the guarantee that someone’s always happy to see you? I have been told that cats would eat their ow