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On Our Cover: In Defense of the Wild Child

Erin Patrice O'Brien

This week's cover story, by Elizabeth Weil, documents a new and disturbing trend in childhood education: emotional self-regulation. This new ideal for American school children does away with traditional discipline and encourages students to control their own impulses—but at what cost to non-conformist children? Read the story online Monday night.

Photograph by Erin Patrice O'Brien