The Manifesto Against Parenting

WED, OCT 12, 2016 (00:00)

In the past thirty years, the concept of parenting and the multibillion-dollar industry surrounding it have transformed child care into obsessive, controlling, goal-oriented labor intended to create a particular kind of child and thereby a particular kind of adult. In The Gardener and the Carpenter, developmental psychologist and philosopher Alison Gopnik argues that the familiar twenty-first-century picture of parents and children is profoundly wrong - it’s not just based on bad science, it’s also bad for kids and parents. Photo: Pixbay

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Author of “The Gardener and the Carpenter.”

Cambridge Forum