Friday, October 15, 2010

Stone Age Parents: Is it time to return to caveman parenting?

Stone Age families didn't spank and relied on multiple caregivers to raise their kids, studies suggest


“In fact, that's just how doting Stone Age parents reared their children, according to three new studies presented this week at a University of Notre Dame conference. While our hunter-gatherer ancestors may not have been big on dental hygiene, they did get it right when it came to raising well-adjusted, empathetic children, says lead researcher Darcia Narvaez, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Notre Dame, whose research focuses on moral development of children.”

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