Good News and Bad News on Parenting

Our nation's children are in peril. Two-career couples and single moms have little spare time for parenting. And don't we all know that nothing is more important for children's development than parenting? When you put those pervasive assumptions together, the future of the next generation seems bleak.

Fortunately, this gloomy forecast is probably mistaken. Researchers have examined its underlying assumptions and found that they are misleading at best. As often happens in academe,