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‘Intensive’ Parenting Is Now the Norm in America


‘Intensive’ Parenting Is Now the Norm in America
by Joe Pinsker, The Atlantic

Supervised, enriching playtime. Frequent conversations about thoughts and feelings. Patient, well-reasoned explanations of household rules. And extracurriculars. Lots and lots of extracurriculars.

These are the oft-stereotyped hallmarks of a parenting style that has been common in upper-middle-class households for at least a generation. But according to a recent survey, this child-rearing philosophy now has a much broader appeal, one that holds across race and class…more

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