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ERIC Number: EJ1009168
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8249
Tiger Mothers and Praise Junkies: Children, Praise and the Reactive Attitudes
Suissa, Judith
Journal of Philosophy of Education, v47 n1 p1-19 Feb 2013
In this article, I look at some discussions of praising children in contemporary parenting advice. In exploring what is problematic about these discussions, I turn to some philosophical work on moral praise and blame which, I argue, indicates the need for a more nuanced response to questions about the significance of praise. A further analysis of the moral aspects of praise suggests a significant dimension of the parent-child relationship that is missing from, and obscured by, the kind of parenting advice exemplified by the discussions of praise with which I began. (Contains 7 notes.)
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Language: English
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