Lecture 11 - Jan 31

Lecture 11 - Jan 31 - 1 Parenting and Personality: How...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 Parenting and Personality: How Should Parents Raise their Children? 332: January 31 2010 Parenting is a vast literature and there is only 1 coherent framework this is useful.- this is only one of about 3 lectures concerning the development of personality traits and the role that parents play in that- class also on temperament (basic personality styles children may have at 1 or 2)- next class on culture and personality Thursday, February 10, 2011 Class Goals: Consider the case of Amy Chua. book published that is very controversial. Write is a law professor at yale who is 2nd generation Chinese American. It is a memoir and is very provocative as well as interesting and thoughtful Review a general framework for analyzing parenting styles. Do parenting styles work differently for different ethnic groups? it seems like western parents focus on a more democratic style of parenting 2 Thursday, February 10, 2011 Describe Amy Chua Book PBS Interview one of her messages is that NA parents are too easy on their kids, not enough expectations, let them waist time watching TV, taking garbage activities (crafts and art), going to sleep overs, having play dates,etc. She says we are raising week willed young people who will not be successful. She was raised by extremely strict and loving Chinese parents. Her children will the third generation who she believes could end up having everything handed to them and not realize the work of their parents and grandparents as immigrants in NA. 3 Thursday, February 10, 2011 Background: Worry over generational, family decline; her forefathers were famous scientists and she is scared for the 3rd generation who stops working as hard but she can not raise her children in poverty because she is a law professor married to caucasian jewish. So therefore she insists these rules (one child pianist and one child violinist). She gets them started at 4 which requires the parents to come to lessons and practice practice. they had to practice 2 hours a day so she spent 4 hours a day practicing with her daughters. they travelled a lot but they had to find places where pianos and violins were allowed to be played. they were in Egypt and wanted to see the pyramids but they couldnt get a hotel with a piano so they didnt go see the pyramids. Insist on violin and piano practice as a way to teach discipline and hard work. Suzuki method....
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