Hilary Levey Friedman

Hilary Levey Friedman, PhD, is a writer and sociologist who studies competitive after-school activities and middle-class life in America.

Hilary Levey Friedman'S latest stories

Brainy Babies

Boston is a growing hub for research into the infant mind.

Battle of the Whack-Job Sports Parents

Which sport produces the craziest parents of all?

From Coddled Kids to World-Class Gymnasts

Mihai Brestyan's American Gymnastics Club has become a champion factory of sorts.

Developing the All-Around Child

Given the history of college admissions in this country, can you blame those who overparent?