Talk:Parenting practices

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Merge or clarify bias[edit]

This page might easily appear to be an authoritative page about the consensus on parenting styles, which it isn't. It also goes over some of the same ground as Concerted cultivation. So I wonder if it might be better to merge this page into Concerted cultivation, and have natural growth and the other topics as headings of that page. Neither page is very long nor has any other topic to focus on.

The alternative which I was thinking earlier, was to merge this into parenting styles, but as someone said in the deletion discussion log, this is a significant topic and putting it there wouldn't do it justice.

At the very least, it should be made even clearer that this page is one specific viewpoint.

Rixs (talk) 15:06, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

  • Agreed that although this is a useful article, the title is deceptive. This article should be merged with parenting styles (based on the title) or renamed (based on the content) in order to clarify the intended difference between the two pages. This would aid in organizing and further developing the parenting articles. Ikzing (talk) 20:17, 11 October 2009 (UTC)
Actually, my proposal is to merge this with Concerted cultivation. I think this would be better than making it a part of a more general page. Rixs (talk) 11:40, 12 October 2009 (UTC)
To make this a more useful and individual page, this page should include practices such as homeschooling and play dates, which are related to Concerted Cultivation in that they are conscious efforts by parents to give their kids more opportunities and a "leg up" in the world. What I meant above what that there isn't enough content on the page to really distinguish these two pages from each other, so this should be merged with something else or clarified, and now I'm leaning toward clarifying with additional content. Ikzing (talk) 19:28, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

Parenting practices are specific, goal-directed behaviours through which parents perform their parental duties, that occur in the context of parenting style. The current content of this page is related, but misleading. Stxera (talk) 01:44, 4 April 2010 (UTC)