Anxious Parents: A History of Modern Child-Rearing in America

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The nineteenth and twentieth centuries saw a dramatic shift in the role of children in American society and families. No longer necessary for labor, children became economic liabilities and twentieth-century parents exhibited a new level of anxiety concerning the welfare of their children and their own ability to parent effectively. What caused this shift in the ways parenting and childhood were experienced and perceived? Why, at a time of relative ease and prosperity, do parents continue to grapple with uncertainty and ...

Anxious Parents: A History of Modern Child-Rearing in America 2004, New York University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780814798492

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