The advantages of being helpless: Human brains are slow to develop — a secret, perhaps, of our success. A review of The Philosophical Baby: What Children's Minds Tell Us About Truth, Love, and the Meaning of Life by Alison Gopnik. A review of NurtureShock: New Thinking about Children by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman (and more). The Killer Instinct: Sally Thomas on raising boys. Research suggests "fatherless" children are not necessarily at a disadvantage or that men provide a different, indispensable set of parenting skills than women and that children raised by lesbian parents fare just as well, or not, as kids raised by heterosexual parents. Children are more anxious and depressed than ever before (and more on Wii and ennui) No Brakes: An article on risk and the adolescent brain. Are you raising a douchebag? Your indulgent parenting is spawning a generation of entitled hipster brats. Dear Type-A Parent: Congratulations! Your application has been rejected. A review of We've Got Issues: Children and Parents in the Age of Medication by Judith Warner (and more and more and more). From Psychology Today, an article on how to create a juvenile delinquent with materials easily available at home; emotional extortion: How adolescents can manipulate parents; and parent, not patsy: Are you giving in to your child's tantrum? Mr. Rogers lied to us: Sorry, but you're actually not that special. A look at the top 5 toys for spoiled children. An article on the growing backlash against overparenting. An interview with Gever Tulley, author of Fifty Dangerous Things (You Should Let Your Children Do). Godly discipline turned deadly: A controversial child "training" practice comes under fire — this time from Christians themselves. Framing Childhood: Has the curating of digital photos come to define modern parenting?

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