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Transcendent Parenting: Raising Children in the Digital Age

Sun Sun Lim


In digitally connected middle-class households with school-going children, from toddlers through varsity students, the practice of transcendent parenting has arisen. Smartphones and other mobile devices virtually accompany families through all aspects of their everyday existence. The growing sophistication of mobile communication has unleashed a proliferation of apps, channels, and platforms that link parents to their children and key institutions in their lives. Throughout every stage of their children’s development, from infancy to adolescence to emerging adulthood, mobile communication play ... More

Keywords: transcendent parenting, parental supervision, mobile communication, family communication, parental obligations, parental well-being, children’s educational achievement, child development, parenting apps, location tracking

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190088989
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190088989.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sun Sun Lim, author
Head of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Singapore University of Technology and Design