Parenting the American Parent 2
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Parenting the American Parent 2

Because low to upper middle class parents view parenting as a second full-time job, there’s no way they won’t “maximize” the kid’s education and schedule. That means educational videos starting at age one (remember the “Baby Einstein” craze ten years ago? I now read that kids shouldn’t allowed to even see a screen before age two… who … Continue reading

Parenting the American Parent
Chapter 9 / cultural studies / Culture / France-USA / French / Make it Big in the USA / News

Parenting the American Parent

Children hold a special status in the United States.  They are given the responsibility of carrying the future of humankind. (“Children are our future.” Run for cover.) They are therefore either neglected or irremediably spoiled. There’s no in between. The super wealthy have other people take care of their kids. It’s the businesslike approach to … Continue reading