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THE REMADE PARENT

(Why We Are Losing Our Children & How We Can Get Them Back) 

Author: Brett Hetherington

CHAPTERS:

1. REMAKING PARENTING:  

  • Introduction
  • The Economic Crisis: A Perfect Time To Rethink Parenting
  • Why Is The Remaking Of Modern Parenting Necessary?
  • What Is A Parent Anyway?



2.  PREVENTING THE EXTINCTION OF THE FATHER & THE DEMISE OF THE MOTHER:

  •   Oh, Father! Where Art Thou?
  •   Fathers Of Substance
  •   So, What Can We Do To Remake Fathering?
  •   “Mother, You Had Me…But I Never Had You”
  •   So, What Can We Do To Remake Mothering?
  •   Childcare: The Comfort of Convenience
  •   Work Beats Life
  •   Just A Parent – The Status of Parents
  •  A Product For Every Parent: Advertising and “The Rattling of a Stick Inside a Swill Bucket”
  •   So, What Can We Do To Lift The Status of Parents and Put The Raising of Our Children First?

 3.  PROTEST & PRESSURE – PARENTS & SCHOOLS:

  • The ‘Jason Phenomenon’
  •   The Policy of Excluding
  • The Battle To Achieve
  • Stresses From Schooling
  • So, What Can We Do to Remake How We Deal with Our Kid’s Education?


 
4.  UNDER-NOURISHED, UNDER-LOVED… UNDER-PARENTED: Recognising ourselves and our own in children and parents from across the world

  •   Under-nourished Kids (Ricky)
  •   Children of the Ritalin Revolution  (James)
  •   Freedom In All The Wrong Places (Sandra)
  •   Carers That Hurt You – Sexual Abuse (Jenny)
  •   Over-Parenting: ‘ The Anti-Parent’ (Aaron and Deidre)
  •   ‘God’s Creation:’ The Sony Play Station (Bob)
  •   Parenting In The Era Of Distraction (Aden and Sara)
  •   Book In Your Baby Birth (Laura)
  •   Brought Up To Give Up…And Raised To Fall Down (Sally)
  •   So, What Can We Do To Ensure That We Don’t Under-Parent?

5. SPAIN: A PARENT’S PARADISE?

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  • In this country people care about kids” – The Case For.
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    Children here are not raised to be internationally-minded” – The Case Against.

  • So, What Can We Learn From Spain’s Parents and Children?

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6. THE REMADE PARENT:      

  • The Remade Parent
  • A ‘Minimally Decent’ Life
  • A Path to Empathy
  • In Us, We Trust
  • The Importance Of Play
  • In Praise Of Praising
  • Both Human And Humane
  • So, How Can We Live As Remade Parents?
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