A new issue of Childhood and Philosophy is out. Steven Vallas on the subtle code of inequality in children’s books. Are the smart kids more rational? Is technology making your kids mindless instead of mindful? Jessica Lahey on why parents need to let their children fail: A new study explores what happens to students who aren't allowed to suffer through setbacks. New research shows China's controversial One Child Policy has not only dramatically re-shaped the population, but has produced individuals lacking characteristics important for economic and social attainment. Could my child be responsible for the next tragedy? Parents with unwanted infants can safely leave them in so-called baby boxes, but do the children have a right to know who surrendered them? Charlotte Witt examines this issue. When I was your age: Or, what is it with kids these days? Maria Konnikova wonders.

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