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Skills for raising children

Nature teaches four core life skills for raising children

In Wildhood, Harvard evolutionary biologist Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and animal behaviorist Kathryn Bowers, report on how they studied thousands of wild species searching for evidence of human-like adolescence in other animals. With a groundbreaking synthesis of animal behavior, human psychology, and evolutionary biology, their research uncovered something remarkable: the same four high-stakes tests shape the destiny of every adolescent on planet Earth

  • how to be safe,
  • how to navigate social hierarchies,
  • how to connect romantically, and
  • how to live independently.

Safety. Status. Sex. Self-reliance