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How Two Authors Changed Their Parenting Styles After Studying Animals

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PER_Wildhood_02 Source: Alex Fine

Bestselling authors of Zoobiquity, Barbara Natterson-Horowitz and Kathryn Bowers, paired up again to research what we can learn about adolescent behavior from their counterparts in the animal kingdom. The results are shared in their newest book, Wildhood.

Their five-year study found many similarities between the thrill-seeking and sometimes inexplicable-seeming choices of teens and those of adolescent animals developing in the wild.

In this Q&A, they discuss why this topic is personal to them, how they apply what they learned to their own parenting

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