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Po Bronson

January 31, 2011 | Intelligencer
Tiger Mothers in Training

To judge from the backlash, lots of American parents find Amy Chua horrifying. To judge from the book sales, something else is going on.

February 18, 2008 | Features
Learning to Lie

Kids lie early, often, and for all sorts of reasons—to avoid punishment, to bond with friends, to gain a sense of control. But now there’s a singular theory for one way this habit develops: They are just copying their parents.

October 15, 2007 | Features
Snooze or Lose

Overstimulated, overscheduled kids are getting at least an hour’s less sleep than they need, a deficiency that, new research reveals, has the power to set their cognitive abilities back years.

February 19, 2007 | Features
How Not to Talk to Your Kids

The inverse power of praise.