European parents have historically been relaxed when it comes to raising their children, but today more and more are adopting the kind of intensive parenting style common in the US
- February 26, 2020
- Judy Treas, sociology, BBC, Feb. 26, 2020
Parents in developed nations across the globe are spending more time on their children,
according to a 2016 study by US and Italian academics. … One of the report’s authors,
[UCI Distinguished Professor, sociology] Judith Treas, said time spent with children
was “regarded as critical for positive cognitive, behavioural and academic outcomes".
These beliefs, she said, “have taken hold among the best-educated residents of Western
countries and are also diffusing to their counterparts who have less schooling."
For the full story, please visit https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20200225-the-parenting-style-sweeping-europe.