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Richard, thanks for this observation. I've heard this argument before and it makes a lot of sense. I think that the correlation of directive-protective parenting with small family size results not just from having "all eggs in one basket," but also results from the reduced opportunity to learn about child development that coincides with having small families. The more exposure we have to kids, the more we learn that they are generally trustworthy and competent.
As I took my morning bike ride, I imagined how I would change if I were Black.
Monitoring, structuring, and protecting reduce children’s activity and health.
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