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Monkey Science

Monkey Science

In the 1950’s, Dr. Harry Harlow: Advanced our understanding of mother-child relationships Squashed the idea that babies primarily need their mothers for food Revealed that babies most importantly need warmth and affection Improved, with the help of his studies, child care services like foster care  and day care. Yet, as a scientist, he is definitely more … Continue reading

Racist Babies

Racist Babies

There are three times when my four year old son, Devin, has left me speechless: The moment when he was born and I saw his cone head. At a party, when he lifted up my shirt and asked, “Daddy, is there a baby in your belly?” When Devin was 10 months old and my wife and … Continue reading

What is the best predictor of future success?

What is the best predictor of future success?

My oldest son just turned four so when I recently read “The Great Marshmallow Experiment,” it spoke to me.  Actually, it screamed: “Don’t give in to all his demands!”  The study revealed that strong willpower in preschoolers predicts future success. Every parent has heard the “I want it now!” chants and there are times when … Continue reading