We’re delighted to have had the opportunity to talk with legendary moral psychologist Dr. Jonathan Haidt on his new book “The Anxious Generation: How the Great Rewiring of Childhood is Causing an Epidemic of Mental Illness.” Dr. Haidt will delve into the devastating impact of a phone-based childhood on a generation of our children. After more than a decade of stability or improvement, the mental health of adolescents plunged in the early 2010s. Rates of depression, anxiety, self-harm, and suicide rose sharply, more than doubling on many measures. Haidt compellingly argues we’re under-protecting our children from the profound risks online and over-protecting our children — who need a play-based childhood to develop into healthy humans — in the real world. Don’t miss this chance to hear from one of the foremost thought leaders of our time — one who has generously given his counsel to The Village Square, and countless efforts like ours — on this existential challenge of our time.