According to Lareau, class positions have a very strong influence and control over the life of the family precisely childrearing. In the critical study of Lareau’s reflection, the language that we use, the time that we spend, and the influence of kin ties are very important in the upbringing of our children. Basically she focused on the middle class, working class, working poor, for blacks and whites.
Sociologist have defined this classes: “Middle class is composed of “white collar” workers with a broad range of education and income:they constitute about 30 percent of US population. Working class or lower middle class mostly “blue collar” or service industry workers who are less likely to have college degree: they constitute about 30 percent of the U.S population. Working poor: Poor educated manual and service workers who may work full time but remain near or below the poverty line they constitute 20 percent of the U.S Population”."The Real World: An Introduction to Sociology: W. W. Norton StudySpace."The Real World: An Introduction to Sociology: W. W. Norton StudySpace. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 July 2016. Lareau used the above classes to explain how parents should get involved in their children’s lives she gave a distinction of how each of this classes would benefit from their parent involvement in their upbringing. According to to Lareau the reaction of the middle class towards their children are very negative because they assume they have put their children in good schools,