“And here we arrive at the real ghost that haunts these books, the one that sends us to Paris or Berlin for help: the sense that American parents have gone radically wrong, making themselves and their kids miserable in the process, by hovering over them like helicopters instead of observing them from a watchtower, at a safe distance.” In The New Yorker, Adam Gopnik wonders if there’s really a way to explain how to raise a prodigy. (This article is interesting, but what I really want is an article on how to get your kids not to scream at each other every morning during the 4 minute drive to the bus stop. Once I get that solved, I’ll move on to prodigy development strategies.)