Teaching Parents To Play With Their Kids: What If They're Wrong?
Leave those kids alone) -- along with questions about the idea that schools and other agencies should try and teach low-income and minority families to play with their children the way that many affluent, white families currently do. "The proselytizing on behalf of playful middle-class approaches vexes many anthropologists," according to the article. This apparently includes Paul Tough's article on the differences between low-income and middle-income parents, which may according to the article have over-stated the deficits of low-income parents when it comes to stimulating their children's development. There are also lots of implications for the universal preschool crowd (Clinton et al), whose programs often include a hefty dose of parenting instruction.