am 26. April 2014
At first, I was a little taken aback by Senior's approach of making her argument by quoting statistics and results of studies from here, there and everywhere (US-based studies). But by anchoring her arguments to real-life families with whom she spent time and clearly spoke to at length, I got drawn into her book and the various arguments it makes. She writes very well and with humour. She puts modern parenthood into perspective by putting modern childhood into perspective. She empowers parents to get out of the "rat race" that modern American parenthood has become and to question today's obsessive, child-centric view which turns kids into tyrants and parents into serfs, at the expense of the parents' own marriages and careers. She also makes a case for better childcare opportunities so that the burden of childcare is not squarely placed on parents' shoulders. I can very much recommend this book!