10 Things Most Parents Are Dead Wrong About


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We cover a lot of pscyh research at Barking Up The Wrong Tree. Here are some of the highlights about parenting:

  • Talking back is a good thing. It can make your kid smarter.
  • Never spanking can be worse for children than spanking them.
  • Peer pressure is more often a good thing.
  • You have no idea what’s going on in your kid’s head most of the time.
  • Reading to your kids? You’re probably doing it wrong.
  • Your child is right that more homework is probably a waste of time.
  • There is no need to feel guilty about bribing your kid for eating their vegetables.
  • That “Baby Einstein” stuff is a waste of time.
  • Lying is a good sign. The earlier they do it, the smarter they are. Problem is you likely have no idea when your kid is lying to you.
  • Proud that your kid acts fearless? Start saving bail money.

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