Concerted cultivation and the accomplishment of natural growth • despite these important areas of shared practices, social class made a significant difference in the routines of children’s daily lives • the white and black middle-class parents engaged in practices. The population studies center (psc) at the university of pennsylvania (penn) has fostered research and training in population since 1962, with support from the nichd p30 program from 1978-2003 and the r24 population research infrastructure program since 2003. Concerted cultivation (where parents actively foster and assess the child’s talents, opinions, and skills) is more commonly practiced by middle-class families and the accomplishment of natural growth (where parents care for their children and allow them to grow naturally) is more typical of working class and poor families (the differences are.
Within the concerted cultivation and accomplishment of natural growth approaches our field observations revealed that behaviors and activities related to these dimensions dominated the rhythms of family life. According to annette lareau (2003), working-class and poor parents focus on the “accomplishment of natural growth,” while middle-class parents are more likely to engage in “concerted cultivation. Concerted cultivation, on the other hand, seems more likely to foster more extensive networks, stretching far beyond your neighborhood and the community physically surrounding your home -- but, we.
Concerted cultivation is a style of parenting that is marked by a parent's attempts to foster their child's talents by incorporating organized activities in their children's lives this parenting style is commonly exhibited in middle class and upper class american families, and is also characterized by consciously developing language use and ability to interact with social institutions. In my analyses i treated concerted cultivation as a continuous rather than a dichotomous variable, so that the “accomplishment of natural growth” strategy corresponds to the low end of the concerted cultivation scale. Chapter 1 concerted cultivation and the accomplishment of natural growth 1 laughing and yelling, a white fourth-grader named garrett tallinger splashes around in the swimming pool in the backyard of his four.
“concerted cultivation” were more exposed to heavy schedules and structured settings that would help the child be more prepared for the modern working world, had the ability to interact with adults, and had a sense of entitlement. Chapter one concerted cultivation and the accomplishment of natural growth laughing and yelling, a white fourth-grader named garrett tallinger splashes around in the swimming pool in the. Unequal childhoods is an ethnography that centers on the naturalistic observations in the homes and daily activities of selected 10-year-old students in neighborhoods surrounding philadelphia. According to unequal childhoods by annette lareau, which style of parenting are tommy's parents likely using emergent constraint accomplishment of natural growth.
Using richly detailed case studies, lareau identifies those behaviors and compares those associated with the concerted cultivation typical of middle-class parenting (eg, after-school programs) with the accomplishment of natural growth, her name for the parenting style of harried working-class and poor parents. She concluded that there were only two parenting styles concerted cultivation which mostly affects upper class families and is when the parents feel like they are needed to help aid their child's talents, and embraces the independence and real-world situations accomplishment of natural growth this happens in lower class families, when the. The main disadvantage of concerted cultivation is that often the child becomes bored easily and cannot entertain themselves  the accomplishment of natural growth is the type of childrearing that working class and poor parents practice, and not necessarily by choice. Sociologist annette lareau’s theory of concerted cultivation suggests that parents can provide financial and educational advantages to children which give them a social advantage in later life with a big family dinner afterwards to celebrate each other’s accomplishments.
In annette lareau’s first chapter “concerted cultivation and the accomplishment of natural growth,” she explains how children do not only need to be educated at school, but their minds need to be stimulated at home as well. Concerted cultivation and the accomplishment of natural growth 2-1-16 middle class parents engage in something known as concerted cultivation, making certain children have experiences which make them grow o leads to a sense of entitlement important for institutionalized settings lower class don’t take part in concerted cultivation and. Concerted cultivation is a parenting style in which the parents structure their children's time and expose them to different situations, often involving them in clubs and teams.