Accomplishment of natural growth

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The accomplishment of natural growth describes the practice of child rearing that involves providing a child with care, love, and limits in order to allow the child to grow spontaneously.

What does the accomplishment of natural growth involved? No organized activities, but instead outside, unsupervised play, time with family, and parents use directives not reasoning.

Who practices the accomplishment of natural growth? Working-class and poor parents, according to Lareau (whereas middle-class parents practice concerted cultivation (see Concerted cultivation wiki page).

What are the outcomes of the accomplishment of natural growth? Greater independence and possibly resilience, but Lareau argues that working-class and poor kids experience constraint in institutional settings that are organized around middle-class practices and ideals.