Parenting Out of Control Anxious Parents in Uncertain Times

ISBN-10: 0814763898

ISBN-13: 9780814763896

Edition: 2012

Authors: Margaret K. Nelson

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They go by many names: helicopter parents, hovercrafts, PFHs (Parents from Hell). Drawing on a wealth of eye-opening interviews with parents across the country, Margaret K. Nelson cuts through the stereotypes and hyperbole to examine the realities of what she terms “parenting out of control.” Situating this phenomenon within a broad sociological context, she finds several striking explanations for why today's prosperous and well-educated parents are unable to set realistic boundaries when it comes to raising their children. Analyzing the goals and aspirations parents have for their children as well as the strategies and technologies they use to reach them, Nelson discovers fundamental differences among American parenting styles that expose class fault lines, both within the elite and between the elite and the middle and working classes. Today’s parents are faced with unprecedented opportunities and dangers for their children, and are evolving novel strategies to adapt to these changes--this lucid and insightful work provides an authoritative examination of what happens when these new strategies go too far. 
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 3/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 276
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction: No Playpen
Parenting Styles
Introduction to Part I: Anxious and Engaged
Looking toward an Uncertain Future
Looking Back: Are the Good Times Gone?
Clear and Present Dangers
How They Parent: Styles, Satisfactions, and Tensions
Parenting and Technology
Introduction to Part II: Do You Know Where Your Children Are?
Staying Connected
Constraining Practices
What They're Hiding: Spying and Surveillance
From Care to Control
Conclusion: The Consequences of Parenting Out of Control
Methods
Data Analysis
Notes
Bibliography
Index
About the Author
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