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Wendy S. Grolnick and Kathy Seal
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Wendy S. Grolnick, PhD (Longmeadow, MA), professor of psychology at Clark University, is one of the nation’s leading parenting researchers. She has conducted pioneering studies on the role parents play in children’s motivation and achievement. Dr. Grolnick has been interviewed on National Public Radio’s The Public Eye and is frequently quoted in Parents magazine, Family Circle, and Newsday, among other journals. She is the author of The Psychology of Parental Control in addition to many scholarly articles.

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Coddling, Competition, and the Common Core

(19) Comments | Posted November 27, 2013 | 1:40 PM

Arne Duncan's "white suburban moms" comment has stirred up a great deal of controversy, precipitating those for and against the Common Core standards to weigh in. On the one hand, Frank Bruni has taken this as an opportunity to highlight the trendy theme that the current epidemic of...

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What Amy Chua Gets Right

(3) Comments | Posted January 24, 2011 | 11:44 AM

The uproar greeting Amy Chua's allegedly tongue-in-cheek tales of demeaning and belittling behavior toward her daughters -- and her subsequent hasty backtracking -- has drowned out an important theme: the parenting principles that Chua gets right. These principles, which flow from but aren't unique to Asian culture, help explain why...

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