Do Parents Matter?

American parents often focus on teaching their young children to be more independent. Moms and dads in other parts of the world, though, take different approaches. This hour, we’ll talk with parenting experts Robert and Sarah LeVine about what we can learn from other cultures when it comes to child rearing. They write about their decades of research in “Do Parents Matter? Why Japanese Babies Sleep Soundly, Mexican Siblings Don’t Fight, and American Families Should Just Relax” (Public Affairs).