Nature vs. Nurture: the Pendulum Still Swings With Plenty of Momentum

The latest news about child rearing is that what parents do doesn't matter -- at least, not as much as we thought. The writer Judith Rich Harris argues in The Nurture Assumption: Why Children Turn Out the Way They Do, a recent best seller, that interaction with peers rather than with parents plays the key role in shaping a child's personality. She does give parents significant