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BRIAN C. ROBERTSON is a Kohler Fellow at the Howard Center for Family Religion and Society and has written extensively on family policy issues. He is the author of There’s No Place Like Work: How Business, Government and Our Obsession with Work have Driven Parents from the Home.
Over the last generation, parents have felt increasingly intimidated by child care “experts” and surrendered their role as the primary educators of their children. Brian Robertson believes that this development has proved detrimental to parents and children alike. Theories of development, often colored by ideological positions on the family and its role in society, should take a back seat to the instinctive understanding parents have about what rearing children requires.