Joshua Gans (author of Parentonomics) over at his Game Theorist blog points out a good article in the New York Times on the value of Guilt in child rearing.
Here is the link: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/25/science/25tier.htm
Unlike Shame -- something that should definitely be avoided in raising kids -- recent studies (including the somewhat cruel one detailed in the article) seem to indicate that a good sense of guilt is positively correlated with good behavior.
So apparently the Commission's mother(s) were on the right track after all...
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