I have a growing frustration with the lows 'new-age' parenting is reaching, along with asininity of so much of our public schools' (and summer camps') philosophies and policies in relation to our kids. Whatever the implications, this has continually lead me to the thought of
what the natural precedent is for how primates (or other mammals) raise their young, collectively or otherwise -- how they're guided, rewarded, chastised, and conditioned.
May someone please recommend a book that delves in to some of this? (Humans don't necessarily have to enter the picture, but something that does compare and contrast with the human condition would be a bonus.) (Preferably not a text book, but, by all means, please recommend those too.)