Category Archives: Family

Children Learn by Observing and Contributing to Family and Community Endeavors: A Cultural Paradigm

The book documents the organization of children’s learning and social lives, especially among children whose families have historical roots in the Americas (North, Central, and South), where children traditionally are included and contribute to the activities of their families and … Continue reading

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From Neurons to Neighborhoods : The Science of Early Childhood Development

”From Neurons to Neighborhoods” presents the evidence about ”brain wiring” and how kids learn to speak, think, and regulate their behavior. It examines the effect of the climate-family, child care, community within which the child grows. How we raise young … Continue reading

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Stressed, Tired, Rushed: A Portrait of the Modern Family

Children are much more likely than not to grow up in a household in which their parents work, and in nearly half of all two-parent families today, both parents work full time, a sharp increase from previous decades. What hasn’t … Continue reading

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The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State

In 1884 Frederick Engels first published The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State. This work systematically set out to provide a social explanation for the emergence of women’s oppression with the development of the social institutions of … Continue reading

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Technology, Culture, Family: Influences on Home Life

Why does the profound technological transformation of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries appear to have done so little to effectively change patterns of care and ways of living in the home? Why is it that long-lasting social divisions … Continue reading

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Family, Neuroscience and Academic Skills: Children’s Social Class Gaps

Current explanations of social class gaps in children’s early academic skills tend to focus on non-cognitive skills that more advantaged children acquire in the family. Accordingly, social class matters because the cultural resources more abundant in advantaged families cultivate children’s … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play when no one has the Time

In her attempts to juggle work and family life, Brigid Schulte has baked cakes until 2 a.m., frantically but surreptitiously sent important emails during school trips and then worked long into the night after her children were in bed. Realising … Continue reading

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The Future of the Family to 2030 – A Scoping Report

Since the 1960s the family in the OECD area has already undergone significant transformation. In many countries, the extended family has all but disappeared, and the traditional two-parent family has become much less widespread as divorce rates, re-marriages, single parenthood … Continue reading

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Sociology of the Family and Childhood

The sociology of the family examines the family as an institution and a unit of socialization. This unit of socialization is identified through various sociological perspectives; particularly with regards to the relationship between the nuclear family and industrial capitalism, and … Continue reading

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Cuando el proyecto es el cambio

La entidad se llama Proyecto Cambio y funciona a puertas abiertas: no hay encierro, ni el duro régimen disciplinario propio de otras comunidades. Apuestan a la reconstrucción de los lazos familiares. Y por eso es fundamental la presencia de padres, … Continue reading

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