THE NURTURE ASSUMPTION: Why Peers Matter More and Parents Matter Less

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A meta-analysis of nature/nurture research. Harris claims there's no proof that parents enjoy more than a genetic influence on how their kids —turn out." It's the children's peers, instead, who exercise the larger influence on them in their daily lives, reports the author, a self- styled nonacademic who says she was booted from her Harvard Ph.D. program—but who's since written college textbooks ... Read full review

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Even my mother, a lifelong primary teacher, sees it as being obvious, yet the rise of "child advocacy" remains in unsustainable denial.

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