Parenting matters – pushing for kids

Anne Power

in City survivors

Published by Policy Press

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9781847420503
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301875 | DOI:
Parenting matters – pushing for kids

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This chapter looks at the active role parents play in teaching their children to reach out from the family towards the wider world in order to survive. It notes that this is the essence of all parental responsibility. It observes that in these neighbourhoods, parenting responds to a fear of surrounding dangers that constrains the essential maturing and distancing process of growing up. It notes that parents invest heavily in protecting their children from terrifying threats and actual dangers. It observes that the parenting experience combines all the problems of neighbourhoods, communities, and families in one intense activity — bringing up children in troubled areas. It further observes that the risk of their own children getting involved directly, and being influenced indirectly by happenings around them, is both real and undermining to parents.

Keywords: parental responsibility; dangers; growing up; children; troubled areas

Chapter.  14317 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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