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Title: ‘Parents need to become independent problem solvers’: a critical reading of the current parenting culture through the case of Triple P
Authors: Ramaekers, Stefan ×
Vandezande, Annabel #
Issue Date: Jun-2013
Series Title: Ethics and Education vol:8 issue:1 pages:77-88
Article number: DOI:10.1080/17449642.2013.798530
Abstract: This paper aims to contribute to recent critical work on the current parenting
culture. It does so by a critical reading of the individual words/parts of the
sentence ‘Parents need to become independent problem solvers’ – a characteristic
phrase of ‘Triple P’, a parenting programme that has recently been implemented
as a form of parenting support in a number of countries. The paper aims (1) to
bring out and expose some of the worrying features of the current parenting
culture, (2) criticise its narrow conceptions of what a parent is and what
childrearing is, (3) by doing so give a sense of the oddness of implementing Triple
P as a form of parenting support and, finally, (4) tentatively suggest alternative
routes of thinking for and about childrearing as well as ‘grafting points’ to start
reconstructing parenting support practices.
ISSN: 1744-9642
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Education and Society
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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