parenting culture

We don’t need to talk about hating kids
spiked, 28 October 2011
Lionel Shriver’s Orange Prize-winning novel turned award-winning film about a woman who can’t love her son has been hailed for revealing a hidden truth about motherhood. This mum isn’t empathising. By Jennie Bristow.

Parents should rise up against this neurotrash
spiked, 19 September 2011
Dodgy neuroscience is being used to justify unprecedented levels of state intrusion into family life. By Jennie Bristow.

Lib Dems announce free parenting classes
Sunday Times, 18 September 2011
Free parenting classes are to be offered to all families with children under the age of five in a new scheme announced at the Lib Dem conference.

Why parents shouldn’t feel guilty if they can’t devote time to their toddlers
The Observer, 11 September 2011
Critics are rejecting the theory that children need close attention in their first three years, dismissing neuroscience as 'neurotrash'. By Viv Groskop.

Dr Spock’s Baby and Child Care at 65
BBC News Online, 23 August 2011
Sixty-five years since its first publication, Louise Hidalgo asks, what is Dr Spock's contribution to child-rearing today?

Who’s afraid of the ‘tiger mother’?
spiked, 28 January 2011
All the non-stop commentary on Amy Chua's new book overlooks one important fact: determined ‘tiger mums’ are a response to the fact that society itself no longer pushes children to succeed. By Nancy McDermott.

Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior
New York Times, 8 January 2011
Can a regimen of no playdates, no TV, no computer games and hours of music practice create happy kids? And what happens when they fight back? By Amy Chua.

The baby blues that won’t go away
The Times (London), 10 July 2010
Americans are calling it ‘parental dissatisfaction’. But mums and dads are being told to stop their whinging and be thankful. By Viv Groskop.

Stay-at-home mothers: ‘We don’t care about having it all’
The Times (London), 10 July 2010
They’re young, smart, educated – and all they want is to stay at home and have babies. Meet the women for whom caring matters more than a career. By Sarah Harris.

All Joy and No Fun
New York Magazine, 4 July 2010
Why parents hate parenting. By Jennifer Senior.

Welcome to parenthood
Guardian, 29 June 2010
In an extract from her new book, Zoe Williams tries to make sense of the bewildering world of baby-rearing.

‘More and more rules’ on pregnancy
BBC News, 16 June 2010
Pregnancy has become ever more 'policed', with a litany of rules for parents-to-be on how to behave, a parenting conference is due to hear.

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