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Audio: When Your Child Isn’t the Child You Expected


WBHM host Gigi Douban talks to Andrew Solomon, recipient of the 2018 Ireland Distinguished Visiting Scholar Award from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Recorded April 18, 2018.

On parents, children, and identity
Becoming a parent can be exhilarating. But sometimes children turn out differently than parents had hoped or expected.

On depression and sadness
There are ways to tell them apart.

On depression, resilience, and coping
Those who see value in their struggles fare better. And they often discover they aren’t alone.