Paranoid Parenting: Why Ignoring the Experts May Be Best For Your Chil

Paranoid Parenting: Why Ignoring the Experts May Be Best For Your Child*

Product Number : 119671600X

  • Aimed at the worried American parent where anxiety regarding children's safety is at an unprecedented level
  • As evidence, the author cites the new child-care industry that fosters paranoia and offers security
  • Parenting used to be about nurturing and socializing, now, writes Furedi, parenting has become burdensome overparenting

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Furedi (sociology, U. of Kent, UK) especially aims his anti-advice book at the worried American parent, where "anxiety regarding children's safety is at an unprecedented level."


As evidence, he cites the new child-care industry that fosters paranoia and offers security, companies like Kinderview and Toddlerwatch that allow parents to constantly watch their children from their personal computer. Whereas parenting used to be about nurturing and socializing, now, writes Furedi, parenting has become burdensome overparenting, too much about keeping children safe from overblown harms.


Paperback: 234 pages





 




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