Family Counterculture Goodman Summary

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In Goodman’s essay “Family Counterculture” she stresses the influence the media has on children and its attempt to take the job as a “parent.” Children are easily influenced and the media happens to be making the average parent’s job more difficult. Goodman argues that “At some point between Lamaze and the PTA, it becomes clear that one of main jobs as a parent is to counter the culture.” The media should not be the controlling force in the kid’s life. Eventually the parent needs to take responsibility as parent and mediate their child’s life. As Goodman expresses the need for more parents to step up she suggests that they should spend time with kids, protect them from the media and monitor their lives. As parent one the most essential parts

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