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Transcendent ParentingRaising Children in the Digital Age$
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Sun Sun Lim

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780190088989

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190088989.001.0001

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Mobile Communication and Transcendent Parenting

Mobile Communication and Transcendent Parenting

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(p.134) 7 Mobile Communication and Transcendent Parenting
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Transcendent Parenting
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Sun Sun Lim

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190088989.003.0007

This chapter enunciates how mobile media have engendered the conditions for transcendent parenting practices to emerge, thereby transforming family life in Asian urban middle-class households. It argues that although mothers generally seem to be more involved in their transcendent parenting duties, a more desirable state of shared transcendent parenting between fathers and mothers will ultimately alter the practice of transcendent parenting. It also discusses how the Singapore-focused transcendent parenting experiences in this book are relevant to urban middle-class societies in other parts of the world. Finally, it highlights the negotiation of the consequences of transcendent parenting.

Keywords:   transcendent parenting, urban middle class, gender equality, transcendent parenting consequences, parental obligations, parental well-being, children’s educational achievement, child development

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