Archive for April, 2011

The Anti-Tiger Mom

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Bryan Caplan says all your parenting efforts don’t make any difference. Here’s the WSJ review.

Key Quote:

Parents take it upon themselves to constantly entertain and “enrich” their kids with a course-catalog of activities (Capoeira, violin, Mandarin lessons) in a desperate effort to give them “the best” and set them on the path to a triumphant adulthood. But it turns out that parenting has almost no effect on children’s life expectancy, intelligence, happiness or success.