An old, yet interesting, [article][1] originally published in [The New
Yorker][2] discusses [Judith Harris’s][3] hypothesis and observations
that a child is more influenced more by her peers than she is by her

>…her article was accepted, and in the space below her name, where
authors typically put “Princeton University” or “Yale University” or
“Oxford University,” Harris proudly put “Middletown, New Jersey.”
Harris listed her CompuServe address in a footnote, and soon she was
inundated with E-mail, because what she had to say was so compelling
and so surprising and, in a wholly unexpected way, so sensible that
everyone in the field wanted to know more. Who are you? scholars
asked. Where did you come from? Why have I never heard of you before?

This article was a precursor to her book [The Nurture Assumption][4].

To me, it seems that in order to satisfy this hypothesis and influence
the type of person Hailey becomes when she is older, I would need to
influence the type of children that are in her peer group. The only
problem is that I have always hated the medaling parent who
stereotyped and excluded people based on their looks, family, or last

[1]: (Do Parent’s Matter?)
[2]: (The New Yorker)
[3]: (Judith Harris)
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