Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids Why Being a Great Parent Is Less Work and More Fun Than You Think

ISBN-10: 0465028616
ISBN-13: 9780465028610
Edition: N/A
Authors: Bryan Caplan
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Description: We've needlessly turned parenting into an unpleasant chore. Parents invest more time and money in their kids than ever, but the shocking lesson of twin and adoption research is that upbringing is much less important than genetics in the long run.  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.50
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 5/8/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

We've needlessly turned parenting into an unpleasant chore. Parents invest more time and money in their kids than ever, but the shocking lesson of twin and adoption research is that upbringing is much less important than genetics in the long run. These revelations have surprising implications for how we parent and how we spend time with our kids. The big lesson: Mold your kids less and enjoy your life more. Your kids will still turn out fine.Selfish Reasons to Have More Kidsis a book of practical big ideas. How can parents be happier? What can they change--and what do they need to just accept? Which of their worries can parents safely forget? Above all, what is the right number of kids for you to have? You'll never see kids or parenthood the same way again.

acknowledgments
Introduction
You Count Too: A Commonsense Guide to Happier Parenting
The Case Against Guilt: A Parent's Guide to Behavioral Genetics
Behavioral Genetics: Can It Be True-and What Does It Mean?
What About the Children? Kids Today Are Safer Than Ever
Enlightened Family Planning: How Many Kids Do You Want When You're Sixty?
Your Kids Are Good for You-But Are They Good for the World?
Selfish Guidelines for Want-to-Be Grandparents
Life-Giving Science: What It Means for You
Be Fruitful and Multiply: Four Chats on Kids, Parenting, Happiness, and Self-interest
Conclusion
notes
index

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