Patterns of Parenting

Part of the National Children’s Bureau series book series (NCB)


The current trend towards smaller families and deferred but compressed fertility is likely to continue. At the same time, greater tolerance towards different life-styles is developing. This should include childlessness by choice on the part of those who place a premium on personal independence, or on freedom from a permanent commitment to another person (whether the sexual partner or a dependent child) or on a demanding, fulfilling career.


Group Care Nursery School Career Prospect Shared Parenting National Child Development Study 
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