DEterminating if your children are resistant or sensitive to their environment can be a change of life
Orchid or dandelion? It's not a questionnaire about botany, but a way to define those among us who fight in difficult environments and those who prosper: what W. Thomas Boyce, a pediatric health doctor at the University of California, San Francisco, has dedicated a quarter of a century to explore.
"Some children, like dandelions, show a remarkable ability to prosper in almost all the environmental circumstances they encounter," writes The orchid and the dandelion, which made news on both sides of the Atlantic when it was published earlier this year. "Other children, like orchids, are exquisitely …