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Discovery Health Channel
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)
Do Parents MatterEvery 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.]