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Beyond childcare theories and early childhood gurus, here is how children have actually been raised in America over the last four centuries. From wet nurses and Southern mammys, settlement houses and orphan trains, to rigid British nannies, foster care, and the modern two-worker family, Geraldine Youcha's delightful book paints a wide-ranging picture of American childhood. In this updated paperback edition a lively new chapter brings the story through current childcare wars and present economic realities. All in all, it is a reassuring picture, for despite a bewildering array of different styles and fads, children have survived and often thrived. While there are some harsh lessons to be learned here, there is also plenty to lend optimism and help anxious parents relax.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780738209722
ISBN-10: 0738209724
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Geraldine Youcha

Geraldine Youcha, who writes widely on health, women's issues, and childcare, is author of Women and Alcohol and co-author of Children of Alcoholism. She lives in upstate New York.