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All Joy and No Fun

Autor: Senior, Jennifer

Editorial: Ecco

Formato:Tapa Dura

Tipo Saldo

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All Joy and No Fun :

Thousands of books have examined the effects of parents on their children. But almost none have thought to ask: What are the effects of children on their parents?

In All Joy and No Fun, award-winning journalist Jennifer Senior tries to tackle this question, isolating and analyzing 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 - in history, sociology, economics, psychology, philosophy, and anthropology - 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. Through lively and accessible storytelling, Senior follows these mothers and fathers as they wrestle with some of parenthood's deepest vexations - and luxuriate in some of its finest rewards.

Meticulously researched yet imbued with emotional intelligence, All Joy and No Fun 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.

NOTE: This is a Scratch and Dent version and accordingly MAY NOT have a dust jacket.


Categoría   Sub-Categoría
Ciencias Sociales   Children's Studies
Familia y Relaciones   Parenting

ISBN 13:9780062072221
ISBN 10:0062072226
Formato:Tapa Dura
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:308
Tamaño:9.00" l x 6.00" w x 1.06" h
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