Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Science’s Lessons for Parenting

This recent article in the Atlantic Monthly describes an emerging theory in behavioral science called, among other names, the “orchid hypothesis.”  This theory posits that the genes associated with ADHD, depression, and anti-social behavior can actually provide stability and success for people if they, as children, were raised in stable environments.  This theory may therefore have great implications for parenting and welfare policy.

MR

Hat Tip: Elizabeth Ryznar

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Parenting is a matter of taking care and loving a child or children until death, teaching and redirecting children to do the right thing, and to teach them morals and what they need in life to succeed.

Posted by: Parenting Magazine | Dec 18, 2009 11:11:11 AM

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