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Paternity

  • Date Submitted: 06/06/2011 01:19 AM
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1. Summary of The man who rocks the cradle
In the article “The man who rocks the cradle” we meet Simon and Elos who both have two-year olds. They have joined the government’s Sure Start scheme. But an hour and a quarter into the sitting, Simon and Elos are the only fathers who have turned up.
Even though the government has introduced paid paternity leave and other paternal rights Professor Charlie Lewis, a social psychologist, does not see the an immense revolution in equality of parenting occurring. It is mostly tokenism rather than society actually changing. We also have to consider that the financial situation in a family plays a part says Carena Rogers. Also reluctance from employers is an impediment speculates Alexandra Jones.
Ranking high in paternal care is Denmark. Lasse Nylander believes that Britain is more traditional. His own father was absent and he reflected on that.  His wife Rikke is more pragmatic; the relationships that last are the ones that split parenting 50:50.
2. Outline of the three texts The man who rocks the cradle, Parenting: From Boys To Men To Fatherhood and As the family goes, so goes society.
All three articles deal with parenting. The first two are about fatherhood where as the third is about the breakdown of a whole family and its affect on society.
- The article “The man who rocks the cradle” is about parenting more specific paternity leave. We are introduced to real life parents and also experts’ opinion. The observation is that even though the government has introduced paternity leave only over a third men exercise this opportunity to spend time with their children. Some of the explanation to why this is is to be found in financial status in a family and also in companies and employers opposing.
 
- “Parenting: From Boys To Men To Fatherhood” is an article which deals with the fact that fatherless African-American boys are more liable to become criminals. Amos Johnson III grew up having issues with his father and was...

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