Chapter 1

When I read the first chapter of Unequal Childhoods i found it very interesting how the author compared concerted cultivation and natural growth between the different social classes.  I felt that this difference is very noticeable in different societies.  this chapter actually really opened my eyes while i was reading it.  And it is very easy for you to see which type of growth, concerted cultivation and natural growth, you where a product of.

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  1.   salvarez on February 25th, 2010

    Good. Maybe you might also consider any parents raising their children now, and how they rear their child or children. Do you notice the parents using more directives or conversing with kids? And what sorts of activities are the children taking part in? You’ll start to notice yourself applying some of her ideas to things you experience in your everyday life, mostly because what she’s analyzing is just that, everyday life.

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