Bad Boys Rule

A new study shows some of the most popular kids in school are extremely antisocial

We parents like to believe that our sons really do enjoy getting sweaters for Christmas and that they'll floss every day at summer camp. Our boys will choose nutritious foods, and their friends will be polite, clarinet-tooting, soccer-playing A students. But parents who share this last belief, especially, had better take themselves to a wholesome double feature, because in the real world, kids, like adults, are impressed by power. And power doesn't always come in savory packages.

A new study released last week cuts a window into the world of boy cliques, showing that many of the boys in grades 4...

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