Sophie Moullin (Columbia): Why Progressives should be Pro-Family. If you happened to come across the January/February 2012 issue of Thriving Family magazine, you might have found yourself smiling along with the friendly-looking people on the cover. In Everybody Has Everything, Katrina Onstad explores an uncomfortable part of motherhood: ambivalence. Is baby talk a happy accident, or a smart parenting strategy developed over the ages? ‪Babies have long been known to be freeloading, pants-shitting, boob-crazed whiners with an entitlement complex who refuse to get jobs or learn English, even though this is America — are babies assholes? Toddler Man: Ed Leibowitz on Harvey Karp’s quixotic crusade to teach adults how to talk to 2-year-olds. What’s so bad about a boy who wants to wear a dress? Ruth Padawer on a new approach to parenting gender-fluid children. Why are American kids so spoiled? Nikita Singh on six childhood lessons that one should forget. The adolescent brain: The idea that the brain is somehow fixed in early childhood, which was an idea that was very strongly believed up until fairly recently, is completely wrong.

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