This chapter focuses on transcendent parenting practices and young people’s lives in relation to academic matters. Shifting away from the traditional face-to-face teacher-parent meetings and phone calls, home-school conferencing via mobile apps has become increasingly prevalent. This includes the use of homework-reminder apps, school attendance tracking apps, online gradebooks, or homework-helper apps and other services that specifically cater to the needs of home-school conferencing. Beyond such custom home-school conferencing apps and services, generic social networking apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook are also increasingly used by schools, parents, and children in the service of children’s academic pursuits. This growing multitude of ways in which parents can be connected to their children’s teachers and to other parents, and the mediated platforms by which parents can be directly involved in their children’s learning, have created vast possibilities for transcendent parenting, thus exacerbating the parental burden both online and offline.
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