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  1. How Dr. Spock Changed Child Rearing (
      "Spock was, as TIME noted in the doctor's obituary in 1998, 'one of the most famous and controversial figures of his century. He singlehandedly changed the way parents raise their children.' "

      "By the time of his death, Spock (apparently no inspiration for the Star Trek character by the same name) had sold nearly 50 million copies of his book, translated into 42 languages." 07-11

  2. Psychologist Suggests How to Raise Nice Kids (Washington Post)
      "About 80 percent of the youth in the study said their parents were more concerned with their achievement or happiness than whether they cared for others. The interviewees were also three times more likely to agree that 'My parents are prouder if I get good grades in my classes than if Iím a caring community member in class and school.' ""

      "Weissbourd and his cohorts have come up with recommendations about how to raise children to become caring, respectful and responsible adults. Why is this important? Because if we want our children to be moral people, we have to, well, raise them that way." 11-14

  3. What Ancient Societies Have to Teach Us About Child Rearing (
      "Jared Diamondís new book, The World Until Yesterday, describes some of the lessons we can learn from todayís hunter-gatherer societies that most closely approximate the way people lived in our ancestral past. While they vary in important ways, most of these societies share a leisurely childhood where infants are constantly held by their mothers or other caretakers and where young children have enormous freedom to play." 07-11


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