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Raising America: Experts, Parents, and a Century of Advice About Children

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Since the beginning of the twentieth century, millions of anxious parents have turned to child-rearing manuals for reassurance. Instead, however, they have often found yet more cause for worry. In this rich social history, Ann Hulbert analyzes one hundred years of shifting trends in advice and discovers an ongoing battle between two main approaches: a “child-centered” focu ...more
ebook, 464 pages
Published January 26th 2011 by Vintage
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Tim
Sep 21, 2013 Tim rated it really liked it
Fascinating look into how the image of parenting has changed over the last 100 years or so. This was a very detailed book that brought to life the issues throughout the 20th Century. A little slow in parts, so would only recommend for avid non-fiction readers.
I loved learning about Dr. Spock, he was so far ahead of his time. Parenting in America has always been controversial, and so it remains. This is a good reminder for all us parents to cut oursleves some slack!
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