parenting

Learning to Forgive the Father I Never Met—and the Mother He Seduced

Learning to Forgive the Father I Never Met—and the Mother He Seduced

My mother could always sense the difference, the alienation, between me and my father. It’s not that we didn’t get along. It’s just that there was almost nothing there—nothing in common. He was American football, girls, tailgating, hunting, the Air Force, that one story about being

Nick Comilla
Nick Comilla
17 min read
Family
Do Parents Make a Difference? A Public Debate in London

Do Parents Make a Difference? A Public Debate in London

On Monday in London’s Emmanuel Centre a debate took place that pitted two Quillette contributors—Robert Plomin and Stuart Ritchie—against two “experts” on child psychology—Susan Pawlby and Ann Pleshette Murphy. The motion was “Parenting doesn’t matter (or not as much as you think)” and we knew

Toby Young
Toby Young
9 min read
adoption studies