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Discovery Health Channel
She TV
May 30, 2002, 6:30 am ET

(previously aired 5/23/01, 8/15, 8/19, 9/12, 9/16, 10/30, 1/28/02, 4/25)

Episode 143
Topics include child rearing -- nature vs. nurture;
midwives; cellulite massages; and lethal allergies.

Do Parents Matter

Every parent wants to raise a child who's kind and caring and smart and successful. And most parents today drive themselves crazy wondering if they're making the right decisions for their child. Well, according to Judith Harris, author of The Nurture Assumption, you can relax. She says it's not mothers and fathers who influence how their kids turn out.

ABC's Sylvia Chase reports.

[Includes comments on The Nurture Assumption by Profs. Jerome Kagan and Steven Pinker.]

[abridged version of segment originally aired on ABC's 20/20, August 6, 1999.]

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