The December Lamp story is a short article on the delays by the Government's Productivity Commission and was in no way intended to offend or negate the important role fathers play in childrearing
This collection reflects the wide variance in childrearing
and infant care, and includes comparisons of practices in two societies in Nigeria, practices in times of war in Uganda, parental values in various levels of assimilation in indigenous populations, practices of caregivers of HIV-infected Thai children, weaning and work in Nepal for mothers and grandmothers, sex workers and their unplanned infants in Indonesia, beliefs about pregnancy and early life in Malawi and the Igbo of Nigeria, and a number of studies of immigrant women, including Indians, Hmong, Afghans and Vietnamese living in Australia and Bolivians living in Italy.
Hsiung identifies this historical shift with three changes in the "discourse" on children and childhood: a new emphasis on the importance of early childhood education and moral development; a positive view of strong, even punitive, childrearing
sanctions; and an insistence that both girls and boys receive the same education in their early years (p.
Surveying popular media, "expert" childrearing
manuals, and newspapers and journals published throughout the century, Stearns shows how schooling, physical and emotional vulnerability, and the rise in influence of commercialism became primary concerns for parents.
to single mothers: results from 17 Western countries.
They see childrearing
as a woman's job, and seeing two men in that role is foreign to people.
The following comparison of childrearing
costs in centrally-planned East Germany and market-driven West Germany includes direct, indirect, and time costs of raising children in 1989-1990, just prior to unification.
A particularly fine example is Mary Ellen Lamb's discussion of how The Faerie Queene merges a written classical tradition (marked as masculine) with an oral practice of telling fairy tales (that derives from popular culture and Elizabethan childrearing
practices, and is marked as feminine).
The author attempts to explain our obsession with self-fulfillment without any reference to Benjamin Spock or his psychoanalytically-derived ideas of childrearing
Educational division of the Humanist Society of Friends; encourages population growth control and greater nurturing in childrearing
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does take them out of the workplace for certain periods of time.