Stop Using Neuroscience to Scare Parents

October 2, 2014 6:42 PM

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Stop Using Neuroscience to Scare Parents

In a brain scan, relational pain -- that caused by isolation during punishment -- can look the same as physical abuse. Is alone in the corner the best place for your child?

I have serious problems with articles such as this that hyperbolically use neuroscience to influence better parenting (or promote parenting books). Evidence suggests that parental anxiety has increased over the last century as children's roles gradually shifted from laborer and family income contrib...

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