"Those early experiences are very powerful and can be very determinative that you end up developing an image of yourself, and image of what your strengths are, an image of your weaknesses, an image of the ways in which the world is going to limit you." — Andrew Solomon iStock hide caption

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Growing Up

What makes us who we are? How do parents mold children into who they are? In this hour, TED speakers reflect on how our upbringing shapes us.

Parents Just Don't Understand DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince 1:00

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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, film score [In Loco Parentis] Thomas Newman 1:00

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Parents Were Little Once, Too Fred Rogers 0:27

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