More on Orchid and Dandelion Children

Audrey ThumbnailA couple of weeks ago, we noted an article in The Atlantic that reported on a new theory of behavioral genetics. According to the theory, some children are like dandelions, able to thrive anywhere. Others are like orchids, hypersensitive to the environments in which they are raised – both good and bad.

I found a great interview with David Dobbs, the author of the Atlantic article, thanks to a comment on Motherlode (where Lisa Belkin wrote about the dandelion/orchid theory earlier this week).  Listen to the whole interview to hear about the up side of sensitive kids straight from the horse’s mouth.

Other posts about the Orchid Hypothesis:

Following the Orchid and Dandelion Discussion,
New Theory Suggests that Overly Sensitive Children Have Over-sized Potential
New Research Supports Orchid Hypothesis

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