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Hilary Levey Friedman

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

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Brainy Babies

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

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Battle of the Whack-Job Sports Parents

Which sport produces the craziest parents of all?

Mihai Brestyan
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The Champion Factory

Mihai Brestyan molds coddled kids into world-class gymnasts.

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Developing the All-Around Child

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