PARENTS
06/19/2013 09:43 am ET

Baby, I'm Amazed: Why Is My Kid Such A Genius All The Time?

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I have, for better or worse, the opposite of a stage mother. It’s not that my parents didn’t think I was secretly brilliant as a child -- thanks to the educational Disney cartoon Ben and Me, I could recite the Declaration of Independence before I was out of diapers -- it’s just they just didn’t seem to care what I became when I grew up, so long as I voted Democrat and understood that my “life partner” was not obligated to have a Y-chromosome.

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