We live in a society that has actively ignored that we are primates. This makes parenting so much harder, especially as our children hit the toddler years.
Could the root of many of our parenting woes lie in the evolutionary mismatch theory? New research looking at one example makes a strong case for this.
The following is a talk I presented at the 2016 Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement Conference this past October in Toronto, ON on feminism, patriarchy, and mothering.
By not fighting for change, we can just wish away the research and continue to live in the old paradigm forever, still able to believe that we are "good parents". But we can't.
The debate over how much parents matter to their children's outcomes and well-being is one that has raged for years. New research suggests that our society may be underestimating just the impact us parents can have.