Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Recent Articles on Kids and Parenting

I have a bunch of tabs I want to close, and many of them are articles on kids and parenting, so here you go - some of this is good info, some of it is just interesting.

Scientific American Mind - The Advantages of Being Helpless: Human brains are slow to develop--a secret, perhaps, of our success.

Details - Are You Raising a Douchebag? Your indulgent parenting is spawning a generation of entitled hipster brats.

American Scientist - The Science of Parenting - Ethan Remmel reviews Nurtureshock: New Thinking about Children. Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman. xiv + 336 pp. Twelve, 2009. $24.99.

The Daily Beast - The New Child-Testing Craze by Po Bronson. Alternatives to IQ tests are suddenly all the rage. But they’re even worse at predicting kids’ futures.

The New York Review of Books - What Babies Know and We Don't. Michael Greenberg reviews The Philosophical Baby: What Children's Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love, and the Meaning of Life by Alison Gopnik; Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 288 pp., $25.00


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