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Sensemaking: How intellectual pollution has crippled America's children
There's no especially good reason for low-SES parents to talk less with their children and use more prohibitions. They're just following Dr. Spock's advice and raising their children according to their intuition. Which, as it happens, is to manage their children the way their employers manage them at work. Raising children like employees has benefits that are immediate and hugely salient, whereas the harms created are subtle and visible only in aggregate through statistical analysis.
sociology  psychology  education  intelligence  children  parenting 
june 2009 by whip_lash
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