How has the experience of childhood changed?


A level


10m 0s
Children used to be ‘seen and not heard’. Today many people would argue that we live in a child centred society. What has led to these changes? Is childhood happier today than it was in the past? And what is the future of childhood?

1. Listen carefully to the podcast and make careful notes of key concepts and any key thinkers. 

2. What does it mean when it is claimed that childhood is a social construct?

3. Identify 3 reasons why childhood has changed

4. Make a table with two columns – evidence childhood has improved and evidence it has not, and fill it using evidence in the podcast.

5. What is ‘toxic parenting?’

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