A series of easy-to-understand essays that serve as a hotlist on how to raise your kids. They take assumptions we make about various child-rearing issues and use the findings in various scientific studies to show us how we doing the exact opposite of what we should be doing. It’s eye-opening. My favorite chapters are “Why White Parents Don’t Talk About Race?” and “The Lost Hour.” (The punchline of these two chapters — openly refer to someone’s skin color & don’t let you kids stay up late on Saturday night.) “Why Kids Lie” and “The Science of Teen Rebellion” has me already plotting for the complicated years ahead.