More are performing at grade level in school, more are taking lessons after class and on weekends and more parents â€” especially in black households â€” are imposing limits on television viewing.
â€œA Childâ€™s Dayâ€ is based on a parent survey. The Times questions the accuracy.
Many of the results were left to half-empty, half-full ambiguities, and some seemed, perhaps, sugar-coated. For example, 47 percent of parents said they never felt angry with their children. Only 5 percent said their children often behaved in ways that bothered them a lot.
That does sound dubious. Perhaps the level of parental delusion is rising.
According to parents, 75 percent of children are working at or above grade level and one in four take advanced or gifted classes. That sounds like the Lake Wobegon effect.