Why Have Kids? A New Mom Explores the Truth about Parenting and Happiness
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Description: If parenting is making Americans unhappy, if it's impossible to "have it all," if people don't have the economic, social, or political structures needed to support parenting, then why do it?In Why Have Kids?, Jessica Valenti asks this the controversial—but necessary—question. Through on-the-ground reporting, new scientific studies, and her own burgeoning motherhood, Valenti offers an in-depth exposé into the world of having (and not having) children. She cites shocking statistics about parental happiness and child care, new science that's shaking up the parent-advice industry, and stories from a generation of parents who are finding out that having kids isn't all they thought it would be.Why Have Kids? presents startling, new material that will change the way you think about the age-old questions of children, parenting, and happiness.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade & Reference Publishers
Publication date: 9/4/2012
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
|Children Make You Happy|
|Women Are the Natural Parent|
|Breast Is Best|
|Children Need Their Parents|
|"The Hardest Job in the World"|
|Mother Knows Best|
|Giving Up on Parenthood|
|"Bad" Mothers Go to Jail|
|Smart Women Don't Have Kids|
|Death of the Nuclear Family|
|Women Should Work|
|Why Have Kids?|
|About the Author|