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- Mary Eberstadt research fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University author of "Home Alone America: The Hidden Toll of Day Care, Behavior Drugs, and Other Parent Substitutes"
- Judith Warner author of "Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety"
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