Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Politics and International Studies

Political Theory Research Seminar - Tiger Mothers and Praise Junkies: Children, Praise and the Reactive Attitudes

24 April 2013 | 4:00pm | Seminar

Political Theory Research Seminar - Tiger Mothers and Praise Junkies: Children, Praise and the Reactive Attitudes

Dr Judith Suissa (Institute of Education, University of London) will give a talk on 'Tiger Mothers and Praise Junkies: Children, Praise and the Reactive Attitudes'

Judith has provided the following abstract of her talk:

In this paper, I examine contemporary debates about parenting in light of recent discussions of  the "Tiger Mother" phenomenon. I focus particularly on the way popular parenting literature, drawing on psychological work, treats the question of praising children. Philosophical work on moral praise and blame, I argue, indicates the need for a more nuanced response to questions about the significance of praise within the parent-child relationship and suggests a significant dimension of this relationship that is missing from, and obscured by, the approach exemplified by popular literature and discussions of parenting.

Location Details

Room 13.08, Social Science Building

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