Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Do the public schools in low income neighborhoods need to improve the parents in order to improve the schools?
But there still are useful hints here about what matters in parenting.
"If you are smart, hard-working, well educated, well paid and married to someone equally fortunate, then your children are more likely to succeed," write Levitt and Dubner. "(Nor does it hurt, in all likelihood, to be honest, thoughtful, loving, and curious about the world.)
But it isn't a matter of what you do as a parent; it's who you are."
There is more at www.freakonomics.com, and at Ned Potter's blog: http://abcnews.blogs.com/scienceandsociety/