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Standing up to supernanny

Author: Jennie Bristow
Publisher: Exeter ; Charlottesville, Virginia : Andrews UK Limited, 2009.
Series: Societas (Academica (Firm))
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Parenthood, we are told, requires a massive adjustment to our lives, emotions, and relationships, and we have to be taught how to deal with that. But can it really be so bad that we need constant counselling and parenting classes? It is a myth that today's parents are hopeless and lazy: in many ways, we have become too diligent, too hopeful of great outcomes and clear rewards, to the point where we lose ourselves in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bristow, Jennie.
Standing Up to Supernanny.
Luton : Andrews UK, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennie Bristow
ISBN: 9781845406592 1845406591
OCLC Number: 868916647
Description: 1 online resource (151 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; Front matter; Title page; Copyright page; Acknowledgements; Notes on Contributors; Foreword; Body matter; PART ONE --
Standing up to Supernanny; 1. Introduction; 2. Parents as Villains; 3. Parents as Victims; 4. Parents v Children; 5. Parents v Parents; 6. Parents v 'Strangers'; 7. Parenting Policy --
Case studies in mistrust; 8. Standing up to Supernanny; PART TWO --
Reflections on the Parenting Debate; Tracey Jensen: Why do People Watch Supernanny?; Jennifer Howze: How 'Good' Parenting is Hurting Children. Christina Hardyment: Parenting 'Experts' --
Where they came from and why we need themNancy McDermott: The Tyranny of 'Parenting Science'; Zoe Williams: Parenthood as a Career?; Helene Guldberg: 'Cotton-wool Kids' --
Who started it?; Val Gillies: Is 'Poor Parenting' a Class Issue?; Jan Macvarish: The New Parenting Orthodoxies; Ellie Lee: The Normalisation of Parent Training; Back matter; References for Part One; Also available.
Series Title: Societas (Academica (Firm))
Responsibility: Jennie Bristow with the Institute of Ideas Parents' Forum.

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Parenthood, we are told, requires a massive adjustment to our lives, emotions, and relationships, and we have to be taught how to deal with that. But can it really be so bad that we need constant counselling and parenting classes? It is a myth that today's parents are hopeless and lazy: in many ways, we have become too diligent, too hopeful of great outcomes and clear rewards, to the point where we lose ourselves in trying to provide some kind of professional service to our children. The cur ...

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