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TED Talks: Andrew Solomon on Parents, Children and the Search for Identity

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Thanksgiving is all about family and the stress and joy that come with reconnecting. Family is also the theme of Andrew Solomon’s “Love No Matter What” talk from TEDMED 2013, in which he explores the ways family and identity develop in the face of extraordinary circumstances. Solomon shares the deeply personal stories of parents whose children are different from them in surprising and poignant ways—children living with what society views as disabilities, gifted children, troubled children, children whose inner identities pushed cultural norms. The result is a touching look at how families negotiate love and acceptance for their children, and the importance of embracing identity. Solomon’s sometimes funny, sometimes heart-wrenching talk is one of the most inspiring TED has to…

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