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Do parents really know best?

In most families, the parents have the final say, regardless of the dependably impassioned protests and entreaties from the younger members of the household. The will of mom and dad trumps the kids’ will virtually every time. It’s a timeless power struggle that has played out in every family dynamic since the dawn of time, the conventional wisdom being that parents, ultimately, always know best.

But is this really the case? Clinical psychologist Belisa Vranich sat down with Ann Curry and author and comedian Finesse Mitchell this morning to discuss the question and offered an unconventional opinion: Vranich asserted that parents aren’t always the best equipped to advise the kids effectively.

Do you agree? Are peers and coaches better counsel for your children, being that they spend more time with them? Watch the video and share your thoughts in the comment section below.