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