Ockwell-Smith, Sarah

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  • Because I said so


    Because I said so

    Society is making great strides in increasing awareness of oppression and injustice, but one group remain mistreated, with unequal human rights, and remains under-discussed: children. Commonly recommended parenting and discipline methods, such as sleep training, school isolations and public shaming treat children in inhumane ways that would cause uproar if adults would treated similarly. Children’s needs and feelings are frequently dismissed and ignored by adults. They are taught to blindly obey adults in the name of ‘respect’, though respect is so rarely shown to them by adults. This book is a blend of childcare history, sociology, psychology, anthropology and current affairs and pop-culture coverage, aiming to raise awareness of a much undiscussed issue, but one that will surely be spoken of increasingly in the future.