Tag: concerted cultivation

The Downside of Concerted Cultivation

Every parent wants to foster their child's talents and learning.  But are parents incorporating too many organized activities into their children's lives? And how is that impacting the American family? Sociologist Annette Lareau's theory of...
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How Money Changes Your Parenting Style

While social status and wealth can afford children opportunities, letting children struggle and providing them time to bond with friends and family is also a valuable parenting style. In her research ‘Unequal Childhoods’, sociologist Annette...