Taking And Raising Baby By Anna R. Pierce

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Taking Sides: Challenges to Parenthood Taking children to practice, running to the store, going different directions give many challenges to parenthood. With that being said, there are many challenges that come from being a parent which will discussed from the article by Anna R. Pierce called, “Who’s Raising Baby?” The purpose of this paper is to critique the article that’s about challenges to modern- day parenting and analyze three weaknesses and one strength, as well as give an opinion on the topic.
Summary (1st level)
The article starts off with discussing how very unlikely it is that you will see different scenes of children playing outside such as riding their bikes, playing tag outside, or simply working together out in the yard.
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41). She concludes by saying that we must provide them with more than opportunities for competing, skill learning, and socializing so they continue growing as individuals (Peirce, 2002, p. 42).
Critical Analysis (1st level)
Weaknesses 1 (2nd level)
The first weakness that is found is in some cases the author overgeneralized people and findings. With that being said, this is a flaw because the author is generalizing all the children and parents during almost the whole entire article. This may pose a problem for the reader because the readers may be thinking, “Well, that’s not the case in my life” or “I never did that as a child.” The author needs to recognize that not all children and parents is that the studies and experiences don’t apply to everyone. The paper needs to acknowledge that most children are like this not all, then give specifics of who, where, and when. For example, she overgeneralizes in the beginning of the research article by starting off that asking a question on where children are and what they are doing. She gives examples that they are in day-care centers, playing Play Station, watching TV, and that they’re not enjoying a casual conversation. She says that parenting for “us” is providing them with things like those earlier examples stated to keep them busy (Pierce, 2002, p. 39). She uses the words “us” and “children.” Not some, children or
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