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050 4 HQ755.8|b.S455 2015
082 4 306.874
100 1 Senior, Jennifer,|eauthor.
245 10 All joy and no fun :|bthe paradox of modern parenthood /
250 First Ecco paperback edition.
264 1 New York, NY :|bEcco, an imprint of HarperCollins
264 4 |c©2014
300 316 pages :|bblack and white portrait ;|c24 cm
500 Originally published as hardcover: 2014.
504 Includes bibliographical references and index.
505 0 Autonomy -- Marriage -- Simple gifts -- Concerted
cultivation -- Adolescence -- Joy.
520 Thousands of books have examined the effects of parents on
their children. In asking, what are the effects of
children on their parents, the author analyzes the many
ways in which children reshape their parents' lives,
whether it's their marriages, their jobs, their habits,
their hobbies, their friendships, or their internal senses
of self. She argues that changes in the last half century
have radically altered the roles of today's mothers and
fathers, making their mandates at once more complex and
far less clear. Recruiting from a wide variety of sources,
she dissects both the timeless strains of parenting and
the ones that are brand new, and then brings her research
to life in the homes of ordinary parents around the
country. The result is an unforgettable series of family
portraits, starting with parents of young children and
progressing to parents of teens. She follows these mothers
and fathers as they wrestle with some of parenthood's
deepest vexations and luxuriate in some of its finest
rewards. Here she makes us reconsider some of our
culture's most basic beliefs about parenthood, all while
illuminating the profound ways children deepen and add
purpose to our lives. By focusing on parentHOOD, rather
than parentING, the book is original and essential reading
for mothers and fathers of today, and tomorrow. -- From
520 Drawing on a vast array of sources in history, sociology,
economics, psychology, philosophy, and anthropology, a
journalist challenges basic beliefs about parenthood while
revealing the profound ways children deepen and add
purpose to life.
650 0 Parenthood.
650 0 Children.
650 0 Parent and child.