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A Good Argument Against Raising Perfect Kids

Perfect kids are more likely to murder you in your sleep. At least, that’s according to horror flicks that fall into the “evil kid genre,” inaugurated by 1956’s The Bad Seed. Other warning signs: Being adopted, being an “oops” baby, being a deconstructionist before you can cross the street by yourself. Read more about it in Jonah Weiner’s highly entertaining essay in Slate .